Let’s be honest, it would be terribly scary to pray in public around the flagpole of your school. But that is what the organizers of See You at the Pole are hoping that thousands of students will do on Wed. Sept 22, 2021. For one of the previous years, the organizers of the event challenged churches with this:
Did you have the courage as a teenager to meet early one morning outside your school and pray?
Would your courage be strengthened if you knew a group of adults had planned, prayed, and supported you in every way possible for weeks leading up to this day?
Though the organizers of See You at the Pole are adamant and rightly so, that the events of the day should be totally student-led and student-organized, those of us adults who love the students in our churches and communities can support them by prayer. We can pray that they are brave in identifying as people who believe in God, fearless in sharing that prayer is important, and that God uses their prayers to help bring many to know Jesus.
At the end of this post are files of social media images and printable flyers or bulletin insert images you can download and use to inform members of your congregation about what the students will be doing and to remind them to pray for the students while they are praying for their world.
If you aren’t familiar with See You at the Pole
This year it is on Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Here is how See You at the Pole is described on their website: https://syatp.com/
It's about one simple thing—STUDENTS in PRAYER.
TWO opportunities to unite in prayer with your friends:
DAY: Wed, Sept 22, 7a local time. Around the globe students meet at flagpoles to pray for their schools.
WEEK: The Global Week of Student Prayer, Sept 19 - Sept 25. 2021. Public, private, or home school students, pray in unique ways, places, and times all week. Some will launch on-campus Bible clubs.
Free resources to encourage your congregation to pray for the participating students
Below are social images (the downloadable ZIP file contains both Instagram and Facebook-size images) plus MS Publisher and printable PDFs of Bulletin inserts you can freely print. You can't edit the original image in Publisher, but you can create additional information specific to your church on the back. Print them off and either hand them out at church or in various groups or put them in your bulletins. Remind people to post them on the refrigerator so they don’t forget.
Here are the social media images in Instagram format (Facebook is included in the file):
Here are images of the Printable flyer.They show 1/2 of an 8.5x11 page; the printable PDF is laid out 2 per page:
CLICK the following link to download a ZIP file that contains MS PUBLISHER AND PDF ready to print flyers: See You At the Pole MS & PDF Pub Flyers or Bulletin Inserts
CLICK the following link to download a ZIP file that contains them: SOCIAL MEDIA INSTAGRAM & FACEBOOK PRAY for our Students (2)