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MUST SEE PHOTOS 'See You at the Pole': American Students Gathered to Pray This Week


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ABOVE: Powerful photos and videos from around the country. A HUGE thank you to everyone who contacted CBN News to help provide this amazing nationwide snapshot!

This year's "See You at the Pole" prayer rallies took place Wednesday, Sept. 25, with students gathering as early as 7:00 a.m. to pray around their school's flagpole. It's an event organized and led by students not only in the USA but around the world. 

According to the SYATP organization's website, it's just about one thing - prayer.  The theme for the event is a Bible verse found in the Old Testament - 2 Chronicles 7:14

"If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land."

CBN News viewers overwhelmed us with amazing photos from prayer events. Here are some powerful images from the day:

Students pray at a school in Winters, Texas, home of the 'Winters Blizzards' (Photo Credit: Dawn Killough)

Ezra, 6, and schoolmates from Winterpock Elementary School in Chesterfield, VA. (Photo Credit: Layna Comeforo)

Students and staff of the SHABACH! Christian Academy in Glenarden, MD (Photo Credit: Keisha Lewis)

Hays Elementary in Rockwall, TX (Photo Credit: Kristen Mitchell)

SYATP 2019 at Walden Grove High School in Sahuarita, AZ. (Photo Credit: Nina Shoals)

Students praying at Baldwin High School and Harrison Middle School in Pittsburgh, PA (Photo Credit: Sonia Seng)

Yankton Middle in Yankton, SD (Photo Credit: Kymberli Tufte)

The event is a part of the Global Week of Student Prayer held from Sept. 22 to Sept. 28. 

"See You at the Pole" has grown enormously since it came out of a prayer meeting among teenagers in Texas in 1990. Now it's estimated that each year, one million students from across the globe take part in SYATP on the fourth Wednesday in September.

Student at SHABACH! Christian Academy in Glenarden, MD (Photo Credit: Keisha Lewis)

Crossett High School in Crossett, Arkansas (Photo Credit: Whitney Gill)

Gold-Burg ISD Stoneburg, Texas (Photo Credit: Justin Fomby)

Students gather to pray in Mount Airy, Maryland (Photo Courtesy: Michele Rennolds)

Prayer at South Terrebonne High School in Bourg, Louisiana (Photo Credit: Hazel Jimenez)

Montegut Middle School in Montegut, Louisiana (Photo Credit: Hazel Jimenez)

Lincoln Way East High School in Frankfort, IL (Photo Credit: Nia Stringfellow)

Watch the See You at the Pole video below: 

Private or home school students also joined in the prayer activities in unique ways, places and times, with other events happening all during the week. Students were able to plan their local event using tools found on the SYATP website or via the app store on their Apple phone through the Campus Prayer App

Families, thanks again for sending the images of your local "See You at the Pole" event to CBN News. We loved being able to share them on our website and on our newscasts. 

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About The Author

Steve Warren is a senior multimedia producer for CBN News. Warren has worked in the news departments of television stations and cable networks across the country. In addition, he also worked as a producer-director in television production and on-air promotion. A Civil War historian, he authored the book The Second Battle of Cabin Creek: Brilliant Victory. It was the companion book to the television documentary titled Last Raid at Cabin Creek currently streaming on Amazon Prime. He holds an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and a B.A. in Communication from the University of