Last Wednesday, September 22, thousands of local students participated in this year’s See You at the Pole™ (SYATP). Millions of students were involved globally. Before school, students joined together at their school’s flagpole in prayer for their friends, school, city, state, nation and the world. Many lives were touched, changed and challenged by one of the nation’s largest prayer movements. First Priority and SYATP are celebrating 31 years this school year!
This year’s SYATP theme was “Just Pray” and the scripture verse was James 4:10 – “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”
- “After a very difficult year like 2020, it is important to remember verses like Matthew 18:20 when God says ‘Where two or more gather in my name, I am there with them.’ After not being able to come together for over a year, we truly needed something like See You at the Pole not only to reconnect us with each other, but to help refocus our sights on our Lord. We are called to come together and there was no greater feeling than finally being able to unite as one and share our passion for Jesus Christ.” – Kayson Parker, First Priority Student Leader, Moody High School
- “See You at the Pole 2021 at St. Clair County High School not only gave a chance to gather and pray, but to meet other students and faculty members that are likeminded in the faith. Many of the underclassmen have not had the opportunity to gather in groups due to Covid, so this year’s gathering at the pole helped those who came see others in their school that they can go to for prayer and encouragement. At our gathering, we had a total of 20 faculty and students. Both students and faculty prayed under the entry awning in the rain. Many students walked through while being dropped off for school were able to witness and hear the holy scriptures spoken and prayers lifted to Almighty God. We hope that See You at the Pole will encourage students to meet regularly at our weekly First Priority club. Please pray that God will bless the ministry of First Priority and obedience of those who lead to bring many to faith in Christ.” – Casey Burnham, First Priority Faculty Sponsor, St. Clair County High School
- “See You at the Pole is an awesome opportunity for students to make a faith statement that God is not dead in this generation! I have been challenging students to make this year count for Christ and to make Christ known on their campus. Way to go students!.” – Benny Bowman, First Priority Campus Coach
- “God is showing me the tremendous need for First Priority clubs in our schools! Their seems to be a hunger for these clubs after the difficulties of the last year!” – Jacque Snow, First Priority Campus Coach/Board Member