Wednesday, September 24, 2008

A Boy Named Samuel

When Samuel was a young boy, he lived in the temple under the guidance of Eli. One night as Samuel slept, he awoke to someone calling his name. He thought it was Eli, and went to him, calling "Here am I." But it wasn't Eli that had called the child from his slumber. On the third time it happened, Eli realized that God was calling Samuel. "Therefore Eli said to Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak Lord; for thy servant heareth..." 1 Samuel 3:9

In 1991, God spoke to a small group of teenagers in Burleson, Texas. God used these young people, who listened to His call just as Samuel did, to ignite what has become a global movement of prayer, SEE YOU AT THE POLE, alive in over 20 countries.

Today, on September 24th, over 3 million teenagers all over the US alone gathered around flagpoles this morning to intercede in prayer for their schools, family, and friends, communities, their country, and it's leaders at....

See You At the Pole!



As I was looking up the history on See You at the Pole, I came across a feature on Christianity Today's website....8 Creative Ways to Pray.
I'd like to briefly share them with you.
1) Journal your prayers. Write out and record your requests, questions, heartaches, and prayers. Try putting your prayers into poems or letter form to God. Go back and reread your entries from time to time and reflect on how God has moved in different situations.
2) Take a prayer walk. Pray for homes that you pass.
3) Pray over your calendar and schedule.
4) Pray Scripture. "Casting all your care upon Him; for he careth for you." 1 Peter 5:7
5) Pray about the news.
6) Partner up. Join in prayer with others.
7) Be quiet. ...Just as young Samuel did. Which by the way is the theme for SEE YOU AT THE POLE.
"Be still and know that I am God..." Psalm 46:10
8) Keep prayer on your lips. Let your daydreams and thoughts turn into prayer. "Pray without ceasing." 1 Thessalonians 5:17

(Picture borrowed from the Campus Crusade for Christ Website)

I invite you to join me in prayer today, for all of our young people. Many have taken a stand and already prayed for us this morning. It's not always easy being a Christian, to follow God, especially for our teenagers! Let us lift them up together! :)

God Bless, ~Rhonda

23 comments:

Smilingsal said...

I prayed with you as I read this post.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Ah - Rhonda, I just got lost on your site, and I don't have the time to do that. :)

Picket said...

Girl You know I am agreeing with you in pray even as I type...I have always said we have some of the most remarkable teenagers in this world but unfortunately it is the bad ones that make the headlines....I am so happy to find out about these young people believing and knowing the power of prayer and God's love...oh and I have to tell you I loved the other post on your Fall decor...that lighter pumpkin called my name so loud!!!!! lol lol Everything was so pretty girl and oh look at you getting the inside redone....looking good girl!!!! Have a great Wednesday!

onlymehere said...

The power of prayer is so strong. Thank you for giving us new ideas on how to pray. This is a great post and I have to tell you that I love Wednesdays at your blog!!

Michelle said...

Great Wednesday Blog...isn't it wonderful to see kids at school getting together and praying...so rare these days

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Fabulous post - thank you for this today!

Penless Thoughts said...

Our school here in Coweta has a strong Meet at the Pole club and our church feeds breakfast to the football players once a month. I'm so thankful for a strong Godly presence in the schools.
Susan +

Pearl said...

Ohhh Rhonda... this is such a terrific post! I cannot thank you enough for bringing awareness to this. I am so proud of our children and of how they pray and share their love of God. Yes, it is difficult being a teen Christian, but I have Faith in God, that He will continue to guide and protect them as they walk with Him!

Just LOVED the 8 creative ways to pray... I do some of those methods, but also learned some new ones from this post... Thank You!!

I hope all's well in your world and that your day is treating you kindly... God bless...

~hugs, love 'n prayers~

Pearl

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

Wow...I got Holy Spirit chills all over me while reading this post!
My son was today and has been part of see you at the pole. He is 16.5 years old and wants to be a pastor. I think it is great our youth is getting together and praying-What power! Helps me to realize there is still hope for America!
P.S. Have you received any updates on Heather's dad after his horrible fall? I've been praying for them both and just wonder how he is doing and how she is holding up with her commute.

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Rhonda,
This is a great post. Thanks for the reminder....we need to pray for everyone in our country!

Melissa Wertz said...

Rhonda, Thanks for posting this. We had See You at the Pole for the first time at DD's elementary school this morning. Our church's 'tween' minister was invited to lead. It was wonderful. We prayed for our children, teachers, school leadership, parents, country, government, economy, families, etc. I heard one child speak up and pray aloud. It was fabulous. You could feel the Holy Spirit moving. What a way to start the day. :-)

BTW, when you get a chance, stop by my blog. I have something for you. :D

Nancy said...

Rhonda, I have really enjoyed this post! I always pray over my blog and all the Ladies, I have met through blogging. I am making you my blogging prayer partner! I believe you must be a wonderful christian and I admire the christian example you are in bloggy world. Nancy

KATHERINELLEN said...

Rhonda,
Great posts....My prayers are with you..It's great to see the young people taking the stand..Smiles... You have a wonderful week Katherinellen

Lisa @ Stop and Smell the Chocolates said...

Beautiful! Nice to join in prayer. Thanks for sharing ways to pray and talking about praying at the pole - a neat program.

Have a blessed day!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful post, Rhonda!

Grandma Faith said...

Thank God for all the blessings we enjoy. I will continue to pray. Thank you for this wonderful post. Take care.

Pink Slippers said...

Great post!! So many people don't know about this. Thanks for sharing it. Prayer is our weapon. Weapon for victory. Wendy

Pearl said...

Just peeking in to see how things are going! Thanks for the visit and the prayers regarding Ovarian Cancer...

It seems like the prayer list keeps getting longer... how blessed we are to have each other and this wonderful group of blogging ladies... The wind is blowing like mad, here, and raining, too... a blustery day 'n it's giving me the blues... that means Nap Time, don't you think?! ... LOL

I'm hoping to be able to do some emails tonight... and I also was wondering about Heather and her Dad... Hope you and your sweet family are doing well... Talk with you soon... God bless...

~hugs, love ♥ 'n prayers~

Pearl

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

This is so wonderful what these kids are doing.I remember when some of my cousins children were in these prayer groups at school.

onlymehere said...

I have an award for you over at my blog!!

Pearl said...

Just lil old me, again... I hope all is well, and when you get a chance, please come by for a visit and to pick up an award that I have for you... Looks like I'm not the only one honoring you today!!! Talk with you soon... God bless...

~hugs, love ♥ 'n prayers~

Pearl

Monogram Queen said...

Very good post Rhonda!
My favorite psalm is Phillippians 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me"!

rosechicfriends said...

Thanks for this wonderful post. My 16 yr old and 7 of her friends who attend a Christian school decided to join, early at 6:30, their friends at the Public school around the POLE, to encourage and pray with them before they went to their own school. I was so inspired by their love for them. Its such a great witness and experience for all!
Blessings...Lorena