High school students meet for prayer at “See You At The Pole 2021”

by Seth Udinski
High school students meet for prayer at “See You At The Pole 2021”

Seth Udinski, FISM News


On Sept. 22, high school students, parents, teachers, principals, and local youth pastors gathered on school campuses throughout the country for an annual event of Christian unity known as “See You At The Pole.”

Every year in mid-September, students who love and follow Jesus Christ gather at the American flag pole outside their school buildings before the school day begins to go before the Lord in prayer. The annual event is a student-initiated, student-led event that began in 1990 in Texas with a group of students who wanted to begin their school year in prayer. The local movement quickly grew into a national initiative.

After many gatherings were cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic lockdowns, students and staff reunited on Wednesday morning for prayer.

American Christian leaders, including Rev. Franklin Graham of Samaritan’s Purse, showed their support and encouragement for the faithful students.

A group of students in Florida who are part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) program at their local public school shared their specific prayer requests on social media. They said,

We prayed over our school, our community, our state, and our country. We prayed over students who are going through things we will never understand. We prayed over an amazing student going through surgery this morning. We prayed over being a light through the hallways of this campus.

The is an incredible encouragement for Christians. In the midst of a secular revolution outside the church and numerous polls revealing theological weakness among young people within the church, young people gathering for prayer on secular campuses shows that there are still some who love Christ and believe in the supernatural power of prayer. They are making a bold stance at a young age, echoing Paul’s words in Romans 1:16:

 For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.