The students across America and in more than 64 countries were participating in the faith-based annual “See You at the Pole” prayer rally Wednesday morning, Sept. 24.

The theme for the event is a Bible verse found in the Old Testament—2 Chronicles 7:14, according to CBN News.

“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.”

The movement that began in 1990 by a group of Texas teenagers—and has been organized and led by students ever since. The event is the highlight for the Global Week of Student Prayer held from Sept. 22 to Sept. 28.

Public school students began gathering to pray at 7:00 a.m. around their school’s flagpole. Some gatherings include worship, Bible reading, and sharing, but all focus on one thing—prayer, according to the SYATP website.

Now it’s estimated that each year, one million students from across the globe take part in SYATP on the fourth Wednesday in September.

Other private or home school students also will pray in unique ways, places and times all during the week. They were able to plan their local event using tools found on the SYATP website. In addition, they can also go to the app store on their Apple phone and download the Campus Prayer App.

King & Country singers, Joel and Luke Smallbone promoted the annual event in a video.

“This has always been something that has been close to me and my heart because I’ve been able to see the power of prayer and to be able to see when school students get together and surround that flag and be able to pray together, something really significant takes place,” Luke Smallbone, who attended the prayer event as a child, said.


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