Students Gather at the Pole in Prayer

September 26, 2018

students in groups praying
Students gather in prayer in Gates Hall during Wednesday’s See You at the Pole™.

PLAINVIEW – A group of Wayland students braved the cool, rainy weather early Wednesday morning to take part in See You at the Pole™. As part of the annual event, students in colleges and high schools all around the world gather to pray for their schools, communities and countries.

Wayland students moved into the foyer of Gates Hall. After a large group prayer, they broke into smaller groups and addressed specific prayer requests. Organized by Donnie Brown, director of the Wayland Mission Center and Kaleo program, WBU students participate every year. Along with the early morning prayer time, a special chapel service is held at 11 a.m. and a worship service is held in the evening to close out the day.

See You at the Pole™ began in 1990 when a group of teenagers in Burleson gathered at a Disciple Now and felt led to pray for their friends. They traveled to three different schools that night, meeting at the flag poles to pray. Youth leaders across the state of Texas adapted their vision, developing a challenge for students to meet at their flag poles to pray. The vision was shared with 20,000 students at Reunion Arena in Dallas in June of 1990. At 7 a.m. on Sept. 12, 1990, more than 45,000 teenagers met at school flagpoles in four different states. The following year, an estimated 1 million students gathered all across the country. The event has since spread around the world.