This tradition began in 1990 by three men and then the wide spread attention by the next year had over 100,000 students involved and now it is a global day of prayer to pray for not only our nation but each other as well.
A lot of schools won’t allow this to take place anymore but the community, faculty, and students of Sand Rock are so thankful they are still able too. The community of Sand Rock began taking part in this day in as early as 1996 and principal Ben East was well pleased with this year’s turn out and commended the students for taking their time and being a part of this day.
This year’s theme was “Awaken” with the scriptural reference from Ephesians 3. Youth pastor Terry Kisor of Sand Rock Baptist lead this day for the school and spoke the devotion. Then a student from each grade 9-12 was asked to represent their class and lead the students in the opening prayer. Then the crowd was lead in the Lord’s Prayer. Students were then dismissed and were given Bibles, if they wanted them, and also braclets to remind them all what would Jesus do? This encouraged the students to remember to put Christ first in their daily walks and to share Jesus with someone each day.
As the students filed into the school, with Bibles in their hands and braclets on their wrist you could tell they were proud to be found praying at the pole!