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'See You at the Pole:' Millions of students pray for spiritual awakening

Published: Wednesday, July 29 2015 4:31 p.m. MDT

About 160 Jordan high school students gathered in prayer this morning (7:a.m.) at the flagpole at Jordan high for the nationwide program design to bring students together  on Sept. 18 2001. (Deseret News) About 160 Jordan high school students gathered in prayer this morning (7:a.m.) at the flagpole at Jordan high for the nationwide program design to bring students together on Sept. 18 2001. (Deseret News)

Our take: Every year, students across the country celebrate "See You at the Pole" by gathering for a community prayer before classes. This year's theme encouraged students to find a spiritual awakening. This post from The Christian Post recaps today's celebration.

Millions of students across the country and globally are participating in a "See You at the Pole" event at their schools today, praying for a spiritual awakening, the theme chosen for the 22nd annual prayer rally.

"If two or more people join together and pray for something, that can move mountains and I love that," Illinois high school student Lasha Lobo told The Christian Post on Tuesday. "I love that I can go to school without feeling like I'm drowning in the sea of high school."

See You at the Pole, the global day of student prayer, began in 1990 as a grass roots movement with ten students praying at their school. More than two decades later, millions around the world pray on their campuses on the fourth Wednesday in September.

Organizers say SYATP 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. SYATP is a student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led event.

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