Wednesday, September 23, 2009

"The Pole..."

For once my family left the house before me. I usually have to be at work by 7:00 or 7:30 a.m. every morning. But today Kev and the kids were rushing around for a special morning that comes around once a year in September. SEE YOU AT THE POLE.

There is something about the idea of a groups of students nationwide gathering around their school flagpole, in prayer, that gives me the shivers. What an awesome thought.

So as they are gathering with their classmates this morning, I'm going to remember them in prayer...

- may those that gather be a shining example for Christ to the rest of their school.

- may those that gather realize what a huge responsibility they have been given, as followers of Jesus. May they take that responsibility seriously in all they do... speech, actions, dress, etc...

- may those that gather have prayerful hearts, as they let their requests known to the Lord.

I would also like to pray for the requests that are on their minds this morning too...

- I pray for our schools. I pray for the teachers that have so much influence in our schools.

- I pray for the leaders of our nation. Whether you agree politically or not on all issues, they need our prayers.

- I pray for our churches. May they continue to grow and stand strong in a constant changing society.

- I pray for the kids, the next generation, that they will come to know, love and depend on the Almighty God.

So whether you were able to join the kids around a flagpole or simply can join me here at the computer this morning, please stop and take a moment to PRAY.

Happy Wednesday!


He & Me + 3 said...

I miss meeting around the pole. I used to teach at a Christian school & we would do this. I will have to do this with my kids today. Thanks for the reminding me. Praying!

Anonymous said...

I was talking to a friend just this week about the incredible pressures our kids face that we didn't. I am praying for my kids and for yours and for all students today.

Billy Coffey said...

This is truly one of the best things anyone has thought up in the past few years. SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a pretty big deal in these parts, and it's nice to see more and more kids participate every year.

I echo your prayers, Mich.

Deborah Ann said...

I add my voice to your prayers. It's such a blessing to see these young people praying in the community!

Heart2Heart said...


Just as we were pulling up to my daughters high school, students and teachers were already gathering around the flag pole. We would have joined them but had to get my little one to the bus on time. I join in your prayers for those that stood up for God today, despite those that walked on by like it was a day like any other. May God use these days to reach out and touch them.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Sharon Sloan said...

1 Tim. 4:12
Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity.


As I dropped our cherubs off this morning to school, the high school students were beginning to gather at the pole for prayer. I got a lump in my throat and tears in my eyes. Our cherubs go to a Christian school, but it still overwhelmed me to see youth gathering together to stand in prayer.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mich,
A great reminder to humble ourselves and pray.