See You at The Pole is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for youth.
All around the globe, in every time zone, students gathered at their flagpoles Wednesday morning, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities.
The Rev. Kim Strickland, Christian leadership advisor for The Point Christian Academy, delivered a brief devotion to students, focusing on different Bible verses and encouraging the kids to know how special they are.
See You at the Pole, the global day of student prayer, began in 1990 as a grass roots movement with ten students praying at their school. Twenty years later, millions pray on their campuses on the fourth Wednesday in September.
See You at the Pole is simply a prayer rally where students meet at the school flagpole before school to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God. See You at the Pole events are student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led.
Following his devotion, the students, teachers, administrator, and community members linked hands and gathered around the flagpole. After a large prayer group, we broke into small groups and individually prayed for specific topics, as well as personal prayer request.
This was the first year students at the academy were able to participate in the annual event, and school administrator Aimee Pope said feels it’s important for students to have an opportunity to pray at school.
“See You at the Pole allows students to put God back in school,” Pope said. “It doesn’t necessarily impose religion on anyone, it simply benefits those students who are involved and want to pray.”
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