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Students Around the World Gather for 'See You at the Pole 2012'

  • Religion Today
    Religious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
  • 2012 Sep 26
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More than three million students from at least 20 countries gathered on school grounds this morning for "See You at the Pole 2012," the annual global day of student prayer, reports. It was the 22nd anniversary of See You at the Pole, which is held on the fourth Wednesday of every September and is student-initiated, student-organized and student-led. Students from elementary school to college meet at their campus flagpoles before school to pray for their friends, families, teachers, school and nation. The theme for this year's event was "Awaken," taken from the prayer in Ephesians 3:14-21. According to Caleb Stanley, a high school senior and president of the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter in Oxford, Miss., "They try so hard to take prayer and take God out of school, and it's just awesome to see all these students come together and ... say, 'No -- we're going to be close to God, and there's nothing you can do about it to stop us.'"