STUDENTS FROM across Arkansas gathered at school flagpoles Sept. 26 for the annual See You at the Pole (SYATP) event.
SYATP is a “global day of student prayer,” according to the event’s website, syatp.com. The idea was began in 1990 after teenagers attending a Disciple Now weekend in Texas drove to several schools and gathered around the flagpoles to pray for “friends, schools and leaders.”
“God used what He did among those teenagers and others who were holding similar prayer meetings at their schools to birth a vision in the hearts of youth leaders across Texas. The vision was that students throughout Texas would follow these examples and meet at their school flagpoles to pray simultaneously,” a story about the 1990 event on the website says.
But the movement spread beyond just Texas.
On Sept. 12, 1990, more than 45,000 students in four states joined for prayer around school flagpoles. Since then, participation has grown from thousands to millions, with students from around the world participating, according to the site.
And students in Arkansas are no different. To view photos of students participating in SYATP in Arkansas, click here.
To read a blog and other information about how students participated in Arkansas, click the links below: