CULLMAN — On Wednesday, September 23, students, teachers and parents from Cullman Primary School participated in the 2015 ‘See You at the Pole’ prayer event. The group gathered together at the flagpole in front of the school and prayed for their teachers, their students and their school.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind and with all your strength,” Keith Varden, parent, read from the Bible.
“Love your neighbor as you love yourself,” he continued. “There is no other thing greater than these. The Bible talks about loving God and loving people. We’re showing people that we love God because we are going to stand out here and pray for our school, our families and our friends. We are going to ask God to bless us.”
“We’ve only been here two years, my daughter is in 1st grade,” said Keri Bates. “We didn’t know about it last year, but we heard about it this year and wanted to be a part of it,” she smiled.
“I think it is a good idea,” 6-year-old Madelyn smiled shyly.
‘See You at the Pole’ is a worldwide campaign of prayer. It is student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led. It is based on students praying together on the fourth Wednesday in September. It normally takes place before school and usually at the school's flagpole. It involves students in elementary schools, middle/junior high schools, high schools, and colleges/universities across the globe. Children throughout Cullman County rose to the challenge. They took the time to get to school early and to pray together as one; not only for themselves but for their schools, their teachers and our nation.