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Houston County Courier - Local News
Stories Added - September 2009
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LHS students hold annual prayer event

Houston County Courier -  September 2009

Dozens of students gathered at Lovelady High School to participate in the annual “See you at the pole” on Wednesday morning, Sept. 23.
“See you at the pole" is an annual event organized by students who gather at the school's flagpole, outside of regular classroom hours, usually early in the morning.
Since 2006 this observance has been held on the fourth Wednesday in September.
The tradition began on April 6, 1990 when a group of teenagers in Burleson assembled for a discipleship retreat.
That night they decided to go to three schools and pray  around the campus' flagpoles for their friends and fellow students.
In June of that year at a rally of teenagers in Dallas over 20,000 attendees were challenged to organize prayer sessions at their schools, following the Burleson example. 
Some 45,000 students at 1,200 schools in four states did just that on Sept. 12 of that year.
The movement went national one year later.
In 1998, over 3 million students in all 50 U.S. states and in over 20 other countries met at their school flagpole for prayer.
Each prayer meeting is sponsored, organized and led by local students at each participating school.
Sometimes, they meet for individual silent prayer; at other schools they sing and are led in audible prayer by one of their fellow students.







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