Prayer: Students meet a flagpoles for 'See You at the Pole' Day



Students Worldwide to Assemble in Prayer at School Flagpoles for ‘See You at the Pole’ Day

By Heather Clark |

prayer-300x200Christian students across the nation and around the world will be gathering around their school flagpoles today for the annual ‘See You at the Pole’ day, a student-led prayer event that has been a tradition for over 20 years.

‘See You at the Pole’ began in the town of Burleson, Texas, a suburb of Fort Worth, and has since spread to all 50 states and 20 countries worldwide, including Australia and Canada.

“A small group of teenagers in Burleson, Texas, came together for a DiscipleNow weekend in early 1990,” the event website explains. “On Saturday night their hearts were penetrated like never before, when they became broken before God and burdened for their friends. Compelled to pray, they drove to three different schools that night. Not knowing exactly what to do, they went to the school flagpoles and prayed for their friends, schools, and leaders. Those students had no idea how God would use their obedience.”

The gathering later was dubbed ‘See You at the Pole’ by area youth leaders, and the concept of students praying around the flagpole was shared that summer during a large youth event. By September, over 45,000 students gathered to prayer for their friends, teachers and country.

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