Weird how the language of these things gets more and more new age and pagan. "Spiritual Awakening?" I hate even the name of the event "See you at the Pole", why does everyone have to gather outside in a circle around a flagpole? That is what they have the young people do at these things.
Remember what the Bible says about poles/"pillars"?
Now I am not claiming that flagpoles are all "pillars of jealousy" but hey, they chose that meeting place for a reason. This rests in the tradition of using poles, such as the May Pole as a "phallic symbol for fertility". With the flag involved they can toss in that taint of patriotic Dominionism as well.
Also notice this is a GLOBAL event.
"Millions of students across the country and globally are participating in a "See You at the Pole" event at their schools today, praying for a spiritual awakening, the theme chosen for the 22nd annual prayer rally.
"If two or more people join together and pray for something, that can move mountains and I love that," Illinois high school student Lasha Lobo told The Christian Post on Tuesday. "I love that I can go to school without feeling like I'm drowning in the sea of high school."
See You at the Pole, the global day of student prayer, began in 1990 as a grass roots movement with ten students praying at their school. More than two decades later, millions around the world pray on their campuses on the fourth Wednesday in September.
Organizers say SYATP is simply a prayer rally where students meet at the school flagpole before school to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God. SYATP is a student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led event."
Whatever happened to following Jesus's commandment here?
Matt 6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.