The yearly day of student prayer, See Youat the Pole 2012 "Awaken", is scheduled for this Wednesday,September 26. Millions of teenagers across the world are inviting theirclassmates to gather around their school's flagpole for a time of prayer.
Students will join together at their school's flagpole before school to pray for their friends, school, city, state, and nation. The emphasis this year is "Awaken", from Ephisians 3:14-21.
"Paul's prayer in this passage isfor his friends to awaken to the endless possibilities of what only God can do,"said First Priority Greater Birmingham Executive Director Matt Wilson. "Paulcries for awakening. This year at See You at the Pole, pray for an unusual outpouring of the Spirit of God to awaken the heartsof students on campuses throughout your community and the world."
This student-initiated, student-led movement started in 1990. It originated with one youth group, meeting at night atseveral schools in the community during a weekend retreat. It is estimated that 25,000-30,000 students acrossthe Greater Birmingham area will participate in See You at the Pole this year.
All of the following schools will meet at their flagpole at 7 a.m. this Wednesday, September 26.North Jefferson County - Mortimer Jordan High School
Northwest Jefferson County - Bottonfield Middle School
Northwest Jefferson County - Crumly Chapel Elementary School
Northeast Jefferson County - Pinson Valley High School
Central Jefferson County - Jackson Olin High School
Shelby County - Oak Mountain Middle School
Shelby County - Oak Mountain Intermediate School
Shelby County - Helena Middle School
St. Clair County - St. Clair County High School
Rallies to be held on the night of Sept 26, 2012:
EastNetwork Rally at The Beacon at First United Methodist Church in Pell City from6-8 p.m. with The Museum performing and Jeff Huey speaking.
NorthJefferson Network Rally at Church International in Warrior (Behind CompassBank) at 6:30 p.m. with worship by Refuge and Christa Jordan and Speaker DavidLittle from Enon Baptist Church.
Highway78/Forestdale/Dora/Sumiton Network Rally at Sumiton Park and Rec. FootballField (Behind Wal-Mart in Sumiton) at 6:30 p.m. with worship by Shakinah Gloryand Hallel H.P. and Speaker Byron Dyess.
Hueytown/Pleasant Grove/Oak Grove/Fairfield/Midfield/Bessemer Network Rally atPleasant Ridge Baptist Church at 6:30 p.m. with worship by Billy Smith Band andSpeaker Mike Sevens.
ChelseaNetwork Rally at Liberty Baptist Church in Chelsea from 6-7:30 p.m.
TrussvilleNetwork Rally at Clearbranch United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. with worship byMatthew Lauderdale (Jennifer Matthews) and Speaker Brandon Doss.
NorthShelby Network Rally at Southeastern Bible College from 6:30-8 p.m. withSpeaker Jason Daggett.