See You at the Pole to be held Wednesday

Published: Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 10:33 a.m. CDT

The Southern Prairie YMCA Christian Emphasis Committee invites the community to the Y 7 a.m. Wednesday for See You at the Pole. See You at the Pole is an annual gathering of Christians of all ages at a flagpole for prayer, scripture-reading and hymn-singing, during the early morning. Meet at the Y rain or shine.

“We are trying to emphasis the 'C' in the YMCA (Young Men's Christian Association)," said Jacki Steffen, Southern Prairie YMCA executive director. "This morning gives us the opportunity for us to take a moment to pray for our nation and community.”

According to the See You at the Pole's official website, See You at the Pole was inspired by the initiative of students in one youth group in Burleson, Texas, in 1990. The teenagers felt led to go and pray at night at several area schools during a weekend youth group retreat. They had a profound time of prayer, and their experience was shared with thousands of other youths from across Texas in the form of a challenge in June 1990 at a large conference. More than 56,000 students on 1,200 campuses in Texas and three other states were documented at the first See You at the Pole in September of that year. The movement continued to grow nationally and internationally from 1991 on.

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