More than 2 million students worldwide pray at flagpoles

By September 22, 2005

International (MNN) — “Call to Me!” That was the theme of the 2005 See You at the Pole event yesterday, which last year saw more than two million students from 20 countries gather around flagpoles to pray.

SYATP is a student-initiated and student-led movement that brings students to their school flagpoles to intercede for their leaders, schools, and families, asking God to bring moral and spiritual awakening to their campuses and countries.

That’s what the students are saying. “I hope to see a revolution in our hallways,” says one student in Michigan. Another says, “It is amazing that people have the courage to come out here and to just take a stand.” One student suggested this is an evangelistic beginning. “I want to see people (who) know God shine through and people to wonder what’s different about us.”

Regina Dumansky is a student at Washington High School in Sioux Falls, Minnesota. She’s also a member of a student club called First Priority. SYATP is only a part of what they’re doing. “Right now we’re in the process of training up Christians so that they can go out into their classrooms, into their hallways to show God’s love and spread His word.”

While students gathered in all 50 states in the U-S, students also gathered in Congo, Bahamas, Germany, Ghana, Guam, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Kenya, South Korea, Malaysia, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Peru, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, and South Africa.

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