Wednesday, September 28, 2016


They all met together and were constantly UNITED in prayer. —Acts 1:14

Today is the Day!  See You At The Pole (SYATP) is my very favorite day of the year!
This is the day when kids from elementary through college gather at the flagpoles of their schools and pray.  I love that there is this band of Christian kids worldwide that are standing together in prayer on this special day at this special time. This year the theme is We Cry Out.  They are a generation seeking Him and they know that they are not alone.  They can connect with other students that they didn’t know were Christians before.  There is power in being united together in prayer. Often a group of adults/parents may be seen praying in support of the students nearby or at a church, city hall or their places of work.
With the events that have transpired in our country over the last few months and the upcoming election, our country, and our country’s youth, need prayer now more than ever.  They are the next generation of leaders in this country that seems to have desperately lost its way. 
The day ends with an awesome Worship Rally at churches across the Nation.  At North Side Baptist Church, we call the worship rally Pole Vault and it involves churches from all over Parker County.  This year there will be a great time of praise and worship led by Sam Perry followed by guest speaker, Wes Hamilton. There is nothing more exciting than to see kids involved in a movement like SYATP.  Seeing them band together as one around the flagpole, lifting each other and the issues of our world up to their Father in Heaven is an amazing experience. No one is embarrassed or ashamed.  They all have this one common bond around that pole – they love Jesus and are proud to declare it. Then to see so many come together in worship that evening is a great experience as well. 
Remember the kids this morning as they gather to pray and say a prayer for them.  Pray for their safety as they gather.  Pray that God will turn our Nation back towards Him and that eyes will be opened.  Pray for respect to return.  Pray that police officers will be safe so they can do their job and keep the world safe.  Pray for people to have enough of sin and repent.  Pray for these kids.  They are facing a hard world to be an adult Christian in. Praying around a flag pole is something that they have had the choice and privilege to participate in their whole lives.  I fear they may come a time in our lives when this freedom could be taken away.      
If you feel like having a great worship experience, then join us for the Pole Vault Worship Rally tomorrow night at 6:30 in the Worship Center here at North Side Baptist Church. Doors open at 6:00.  You will not be disappointed, but you will be blessed and encouraged. 

Scripture to Claim:
For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them. Matthew 18:20

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