Schools in the Harlan County School District participated in the “See You At The Pole” Global Day of Prayer on Wednesday.
The event, centered around the Global Week of Prayer observed Sept. 22-28, is simply a student-led and organized prayer rally where students gather around the flagpole to pray before school on the fourth Wednesday of September each year.
The theme this year is 2 Chronicles 7:14, “If we pray, seek, turn; then god hears, forgives, heals.”
The events began in 1990, in the United States, where public schools cannot sponsor prayers and some Christians see public schools as hostile to Christian students. It has grown by word of mouth, announcements at youth rallies and churches and the Internet, and now occurs internationally. In 2005, over two million students in the U.S. participated, as well as students in other countries.
Participating were Harlan County High School as well as Rosspoint, Evarts, Cawood and Wallins Elementary Schools.