Students Unite in Prayer Tomorrow

Sep 22, 2020

ORLANDO, FL -- All across the world, students will gather around their schools’ flagpoles and virtually tomorrow at 7:00 a.m. to pray for their schools, friends, families, churches, communities and nation at the annual See You at the Pole™ (SYATP) event. SYATP is a day that students are committed to global unity in Christ and interceding for their generation. In this 30th year of the event, there has never been a more important time to pray as students lead students in a biblical call to “RETURN. RESTORE. REVIVE.” 

This year, a livestream video will also be available at 7:00 a.m. in each local U.S. time zone (including Alaska and Hawaii). People can participate in the Live Prayer Moment by accessing the livestream from the “Campus Prayer” app, the SYATP Facebook page, SYATP’s YouTube channel, or

See You at the Pole™ began in 1990 as a grassroots movement when a group of 10 teenagers in Burleson, Texas, came together for a DiscipleNow weekend. They came seeking God, and little did they know how powerfully He was about to move. Compelled to pray, they drove to three different schools that night and went to the school flagpoles and prayed for their friends, schools, and leaders. God used what He did among those teenagers and others who were holding similar prayer meetings at their schools to birth a vision in the hearts of youth leaders across Texas. The vision was that students throughout Texas would follow these examples and meet at their school flagpoles to pray simultaneously. The challenge was named See You at the Pole™ at a brainstorming session during a meeting of key youth leaders. The vision was shared with 20,000 students in June 1990 at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas. 

At 7:00 a.m. on September 12, 1990, more than 45,000 teenagers met at school flagpoles in four different states to pray before the start of school. Then at 7:00 a.m. on September 11, 1991, an estimated one million students gathered at school flagpoles all over the country. From Boston, Massachusetts, to Los Angeles, California, from North Dakota to the tip of Texas, students came together to pray.

Now each year, an estimated one million students from all the world participate in See You at the Pole™. Students in more than 64 countries like Canada, Korea, Japan, Turkey, and the Ivory Coast are responding to God and taking seriously the challenge to pray. 

The First Amendment guarantees students the right to pray individually or in groups on school grounds during any non-instructional time. All students may express their opinions verbally or in writing before or after school, in between classes, during the lunch hour or on the playing field, according to the federal guidelines on prayer in public schools found on Liberty Counsel’s website. 

Liberty Counsel Founder and Chairman Mat Staver said, “These Christian young people are leading the way by example in prayer for their schools, communities and the nation. Liberty Counsel is proud of and supports all students who exercise their constitutional right to pray during the annual See You at the Pole™ event and throughout the school year.” 

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