See You at the Pole
For the last twenty-two years, every fourth Wednesday of September has been a time for student fellowship and community prayer. “See You at the Pole” has grown from a single school event to a nationwide endeavor to call on God’s name with one voice, and it is completely student led! The focus is generally on the students, teachers, city, nation, and leadership. But this year calls for a deeper move. This year our students are pushing for a more focused prayer.
We need our nation to awaken. Not just the government or school systems, but we need every student walking through the halls of both school and society to awaken. We live in a culture that encourages every kind of mental escape possible. Living fast and living free, living for the weekends, and yet living only for the moment. It creates a confusion that clouds the ability to focus on anything outside of self or an immediate connection.
The prayer for this day is that an awakening would flood this land. That not a single student, teacher, councilman, or parent could walk into the school and feel the same. Our P7 clubs have stepped up and carried the news through our schools. They’ve begun spreading and teaching the gospel, opening the door for God to move in ways we’ve not seen before. This is a student led event and is in no way a demonstration or statement but rather a time to unite and refocus our priorities.
On this 25th of September, you have a call—the call to put God first and to put your fellow students and the future of our nation above yourself. The moments gathered together with your youth group, your fellow students, your P7 club, or the stranger down the street are opportunities to focus on the same God, His plan, and His people. Ask for an awakening of our hearts that we could no longer stay the same, but that we would be moved from our place of complacency. And in our movement, others would be moved too.
“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” (II Chronicles 7:14).
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Olivia Dummer is a student in Blue Springs, Missouri where Scott Smith is her pastor. She writes and keeps an inspirational blog hoping to encourage others and share what she’s learned about God.