Christian students around the world are celebrating a global week of prayer. Dozens of Arkansas High students join hands in prayer to take part in ‘See you at the pole”.
“We had a lot of different kids from around the school coming and praying and talking about God. Singing songs and having a good time,”Sydnee Blackwell, student.
The student led movement began in Texas in the early 90’s with a single church youth group. Now millions of students around the world are uniting through prayer.
“We’re praying for the students at our school specifically and we’re praying for our teachers.And different schools around in our city and just the safety of us,”Gracie Pendergraft, student.
This years theme, I fall on my knees before the father. “Even though it was raining that didn’t stop anything.That kids still had God in their hearts and it showed when they showed up here,”Blackwell.
In the early 60’s the Supreme Court banned school officials from leading students in public prayer.
Some faculty say this annual event reminds students of their religious freedom.
“If they want to pray at school. If they want to read their bibles at school. They have that freedom to do that,” Nathan Thomas, Arkansas High teacher.
“It shows other students that they are Christians that they’re willing to stand up and take the lead,”Tonya Dunphy, coordinator. Students here hope this annual event will start more conversations about Christ.See you at the pole is held each year. The fourth Wednesday in September.