EAST TEXAS (KETK) – Students across East Texas gathered on Wednesday morning at their school’s flag pole for a moment of prayer and song during the See You At The Pole event.

Students from kindergarten through 12th grade took the time to reflect on their faith while leaning on each other.

KETK visited Overton and Tyler ISD to ask what they were praying for.

“I’m praying for my family and what we’re going through and my surgery on October 10th to make sure that goes all right. Hopefully, next year I can play football again,” said Gabriel Miller, an Overton 8th grader.

Students and families also prayed for Florida as it braces for Hurricane Ian.

“I’m praying that everything turns out in Florida because it’s going to be bad,” said Cheryl Gardner, a grandmother of one of the students.

Students sang gospel songs together as well with schools across the area sending us pictures and videos from their morning of prayer. 

“I’m hoping that they’re encouraged just to see their friends out here, said Bullard ISD student Collin Sosebep. “You know, sometimes walking with Jesus can feel lonely.”

The photos show how students are standing together and holding tight to faith during a time when many need it most.

See You At The Pole is always in September. The movement was started in 1990 in Texas.

Below are photos from different schools across East Texas as they met at the flag pole Wednesday morning:


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