By Erin Roach, Baptist Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – About a million teenagers at schools across the nation and the world gathered Sept. 26 for the 22nd annual See You at the Pole global day of student prayer.
This year students used Twitter and Facebook to communicate about their involvement, with student Claire Fridey tweeting “One of my favorite days of the school year is #seeyouatthepole! Prayer is powerful!” and a user named Israel tweeting “#seeyouatthepole was a nice way to kick off the day.”
See You at the Pole, which began in 1990 among a small group of teenagers in Burleson, Texas, “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,” according to the event’s website, www.syatp.com. SYATP is student-initiated, student-organized and student-led.