Incarnation Catholic Church, if Afgahnistan was a real place, I would pray for the troops there just because you asked so politely. But unfortunately, there are no troops in Afgahnistan, so I can't pray for them.
If you change this so it reads, "Pray for our troops in Afghanistan," then we can talk.
Also, I hate this request because it's way too specific. Like, we should pray for the troops in one country but not the troops in all the other countries?