Students, parents, and community members across the United States on Wednesday resume the “See You At The Pole” tradition, uniting in prayer around the flag poles at their schools.
The event, according to the See You at the Pole (SYATP) organization, is held on the fourth Wednesday of September each year. This year marks the 21st annual event, which falls on Sept. 22.
People from all over the world took part in See You at the Pole today. THANK YOU to all of those who participated. We pray that God performs miracles through your obedience. #syatp pic.twitter.com/3sk94iBvLp— See You At The Pole (@SeeYouAtThePole) September 22, 2021
The prayer rally is meant to “lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God,” SYATP said. It is usually held before school and at the school’s flag pole, with students in elementary school through college all around the globe. Adults often pray in support of the students on campus by gathering nearby, at their places of work or worship, or at city halls.
There is no sponsor for the student-organized and student-led event, according to SYATP, although a diverse group of about 100 church denominations, ministries, and organizations are listed as “supporting ministries” who promote, endorse, or otherwise support the movement.
Students at Oak Mountain Middle School are gathering for See You at the Pole today. It’s an annual event where students come together to pray for their community, country, and world. pic.twitter.com/7VyeE5ZL8I— Jonathan Skinner (@jskinnertv) September 22, 2021
By GQ Pan