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"See You At the Pole" Draws Thousands

Thousands of young people met before classes and prayed for “spiritual awakening” at local schools all over the world on Wednesday. The 22nd annual “See You At the Pole” event brought middle school, high school, and college students to the front of their schools to pray for their families, schools and leaders, carrying on a tradition that started as a grassroots movement in 1990.

The theme for this year’s See You at the Pole event was “Awaken,” referring to Ephesians 3:14-21. The event’s website says the event is “a global movement of prayer which is student-initiated, student-organized and student-led revolving around students praying together on the fourth Wednesday in September.”

Daryl Nuss, executive director of the San Diego-based National Network of Youth Ministries, commented: “SYATP helps launch teenagers and college students—in unity—to minister to their peers. See You at the Pole empowers students in prayer at the beginning of the school year to take leadership at their schools. What better way is there to begin a semester than to pray for their friends, community, and nation?”

The tradition of SYATP began in a suburb of Fort Worth, Texas with 10 students and has since spread to 20 countries around the world.

 

This article was written by a churchleaders.com staff writer.

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