Prayer at flag poles is

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, September 15, 1999

refreshing thing

Published Sept. 15, 1999

On your way to work and school this morning, you may notice something out of the ordinary.

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At 7 a.m. today, youth across the country will gather at their schools’ flag poles to pray. They are participating in "See You at the Pole," a nationwide youth-led annual program.

As our nation’s students go to pray at their poles today, we encourage readers support them and to pray with them. Prayer is extremely powerful, especially when it takes place en masse like it will this morning.

Please pray for our schools. Schools are not just students, but include teachers, administrators, in-service personnel and parents who make educating our nation’s future their daily mission.

With all the headlines we have seen in recent years on violence in schools and among young people, it is good to see children doing something positive.

We wish "See you at the Pole" day would get as much nationwide media attention as the violent incidences in Colorado, Kentucky and Georgia. There are a lot of good things going on at our schools, too.

Please pray for these students who have the courage and commitment to express their faith among their peers.

We commend everyone who joins area Christian students today at the pole and support what they are doing to improve our society.