The See You at the Pole™ Global Day of Student Prayer is held on the fourth Wednesday of every September. Students gathered at their school’s flagpoles all across Raleigh this morning to pray for their classmates, schools, communities, and the nation. The theme for this year’s day of prayer is converge.
Matthew 18:19-21 – “I promise that when any two of you on earth agree about something you are praying for, my Father in heaven will do it for you. Whenever two or three of you come together in my name, I am there with you.” (CEV)
See You at the Pole™ (SYATP) was originated in 1990 after a small group of teenage students from Burleston, Texas assembled for the DiscipleNow weekend. The students came seeking God, and He gave them a burden for fellow students and prompted them to gather at the flag poles of three different schools for focused prayer. God birthed a vision that evening that students across Texas would gather at flag poles to pray simultaneously. Word spread and on the first See You at the Pole™ day, 45,000 students in four different states gathered at school flag poles to pray. Now over three million students in 20 different countries gather on this global day of prayer each year.
“As in all great movements of prayer, See You at the Pole™ did not begin in the hearts of people. It began in the heart of God. God used the obedience of a small group of teenagers to ignite what has become an international movement of prayer among young people.” (www.syatp.com)
LifeSpring Academy also began as a vision out of the heart of God given to obedient residents of Raleigh and the surrounding areas. The founding and establishment of this school has only been possible through God’s miraculous hand orchestrating events in response to prayer. LifeSpring students could not help but make SYATP a priority this morning.
Since the brand new school leases its facility, a permanent exterior flag pole is not available. Instead, LifeSpring had the great honor of having Jeff Burke, a retired veteran of both the Army and Air Force who has been stationed all around the world, raise up the beloved American flag as students gathered for prayer. Every LifeSpring student in attendance, including Burke’s daughter, gathered around the flag to pray for the school’s students, teachers, administrators, and families. Students in kindergarten through 12th grade prayed for the community and the nation. Parents and teachers also joined the students in prayer. A spirit of unity and peace pervaded the assembly.