From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
SPRINGVILLE — Springville students participated in the global “See You at the Pole” prayer rally on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019.
Per the SYATP organization’s website, the event encompasses one theme — students in prayer. Public school students began gathering to pray at 7 a.m. around their school’s flagpole. The students led a time of prayer for their schools, fellow students, teachers, communities, governments and countries.
This year’s theme was based on 2 Chronicles 7:14, “… if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
SYATP started in 1990 when youth ministers challenged students in Texas to find a common location to pray together at school. Because nearly every school has a flagpole, the students chose that spot to meet with their fellow believers to pray for the “spiritual health of their country and their leaders.”