Prayer transcends geography. Prayer holds steady in a polarized nation, regardless of their respective denomination. Prayer is a stark reminder of the power we have as Christians.
The See You at the Pole 2020 (SYATP) event is picking up this mantle by unifying students to employ the powerful weapon of intercession based on 2 Kings 23:25 (Return, Restore, Revive).
SYATP encourages students, staff and leaders to meet at their respective school flagpoles or other community locations to pray on Wednesday, Sept. 23. The event is not limited to America. This means students from all around the world in every time zone, for 24 hours, students will also be praying for their school, friends, churches and communities throughout the Global Week of Student Prayer (Sept. 20-26).
Doug Clark, the national field director of the San Diego-based National Network of Youth Ministries, organizes SYATP promotion, calling the event ‘a moment.’
“We hope adults and students will consider turning that moment into a movement by praying every day,” said Clark who leads an active team of field leaders who currently serve more than 550 local networks in 10 regions across the US.
SYATP is also partnering with Claim Your Campus to encourage students to pray daily at their schools. Resources and training for both ministries are available on a shared mobile app, “Campus Prayer.”
2 Chronicles 7:14 is a reminder of the power we have as Christians. “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
We’re engaged in a spiritual battle. Praying is one of the unique privileges we have as Christians.
Until then, See You at the Pole!
Everything students need to do a successful SYATP can be found at www.syatp.com. You may have to adapt (time, date, place, even consider online options ) for your school or area.
-By Corine Gatti-Santillo