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See You at the Pole!

For the last 25 years, students around the world have gathered at their flagpoles before school on a particular morning for one simple reason—to pray for each other. On September 28, at 7:00 a.m. local time all around the globe, students will gather at their school flagpoles to pray for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. The annual student-led See You At The Pole (SYATP) event unites students worldwide in global unity in Christ and prayer for their generation. This year’s theme comes from the Psalms: “We Cry Out. A generation seeking Him!” (Psalm 24:3-6). SYATP is situated right in the middle of the Global Week of Student Prayer, which runs from September 27 through October 1, and challenges students to find new and unique ways, places, and times to pray, particularly at school.

For more information about how to plan, publicize, or participate in your own SYATP event, visit Students will also find a plethora of resources to help them organize an event at their school. Note that orders take up to four days to be delivered. Resources include:

  • A preparation checklist
  • Planning tips
  • Publicity ideas, including digital images for creating print and online materials, as well as posters, flyers, PSAs, and other downloadable items
  • Promotional videos
  • T-shirts and wristbands for students to wear
  • Legal guidance and contacts

Students who wish to organize a prayer event are encouraged to let their school administration know about their plans for SYATP. Pastors and parents can provide powerful and prayerful support and encouragement for the students who are stepping up to organize these events in their communities. Students may also wish to host a rally at their school or with other nearby schools in addition to the SYATP prayer event.


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