Teens Prep For Nationwide Student-Led Prayer 9/23/12
CBS 7 News Reporter
September 23, 2012
MIDLAND, TX - At the Mid-Cities Church in Midland students are preparing for “See You at The Pole”, a nationwide event which is calling for student- led prayer on school campuses.
On Wednesday youth across the nation plan to pray and take their message of their faith out of the church and to a new mission field, their schools.
"Prayer isn't allowed in our school systems in public schools. So having the moment, this time that we do get…it's important to take advantage of. It's important to take the time we do get to share the awareness, to share our faith," Aaron Moroles, Nimitz Jr. High Prayer Leader.
Young leaders say this is an opportunity to pray in unity for the problems they face everyday.
"I know we've had a lot of trouble with the past couple of years with bullying. A lot of people have talked about that and that being an issue. I think [the problems with] different kids, just being unkind to each other or maybe they committed a sin and they keep holding it against them," said Kami Berryhill, Midland Christian Prayer Leader.
Church leaders say the nationwide prayer is right on time in American history, during a pivotal year of change. The theme of “See You At The Pole” 2012 is "The Awakening". It’s an event they say will spark new courage for students to pray for their teachers, peers, and our nation.
"For most of them [students], it's going to be praying for their friends, whether they're churched or unchurched [sic], for their teachers, administration and again for elections. These kids are just bold. It's really awesome to see,” stated Pastor Denis Cano, Mid-Cities Student Pastor.
"I think honestly this generation is looking for an awakening…looking for something to believe in, looking for something to hope in," said Aaron Moroles.
The national event is this Wednesday. Many local schools will have their prayer services before classes start during the morning.