Wednesday, September 24, 2008

WFW: Connect


"Speak, for your servant is listening!" 1 Samuel 3:10
Today's Word Filled Wednesday is in honor of the more than 3 million students from all over the United States who will gather around the flag poles of their schools this morning at 7:00 a.m to pray. Even more students in 20 countries like Canada, Guam, Korea, Japan, Turkey, and the Ivory Coast, students are responding to God and taking seriously the challenge to pray.
See You At The Pole began in 1990. It was an idea that was planted by God in the hearts of a group of teenagers. The difference between this idea and others? Obedience. A group of 45,000 teens were challenged at a DiscipleNow retreat to go and pray. By the next year the See You at The Pole event had grown to one million students.
Hubs and I will be going as part of the prayer support team to our son's school this morning to stand in support of the students who will be praying this morning. We will also be providing them a simple continental breakfast following the prayer time.
As you drive past schools today or as you see a flag pole, pray. Pray for our kids. School is not the same place it was when we were growing up. They need our prayers for safety, security and education.

12 comments:

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

Yes how I love this program. It is a amazing that you can still find prayer in school even if it before or after school.

i'm black betty said...

i REALLY needed to hear that quote today! you rock! :D

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

I love this day... I used to work across the street from a school and just loved seeing the kids gather...

Conservative Belle said...

I graduated before this was implemented (showing my age). I think it is wonderful. I had FCA in school but it wasn't very active.

I hope they had a great turn out.

Buzzard Roost Babe said...

My sons both came home last night with a bracelet about this wonder event. I was so proud of them both. They chose to go without any argument or being told to. That I will never take for granted. Kuddos to you and hubby for being so involved.

Supermom said...

awesome picture.

LOVE the fall layout!!!

crittyjoy said...

cool photo and neat verse...Thanks for the history about see you at the pole I remember doing it when I was in high school and college...amazing.

Blessings to you today :o)

Dr. Wifey said...

i tried posting a comment twice this morning, but it did not work, so i will try again...

i remember see you at the pole when i was in HS, when it had just started. i also remember morning prayer over the school intercom system. at least they can not take away see you at the pole

Amydeanne said...

very neat post! i forgot about see you around the pole! (seeing i don't go to school lol)

Nancie said...

Great verse from 1 Samuel. I need to hear this reminder that God hears our prayers! Thanks for sharing with us. Take care and God bless!

Kristi said...

I really like your post today. Blessings to you!

Alexis - Chickie Momma said...

Cool post! Thanks for reminding us about such a special day!