. . . was formed in Houston, Texas by a group of Christian believers just prior to the 2018 national elections. As Bible-believing Christ followers, we were frustrated with our federal government and distressed at the steady erosion of civility, decorum and moral values within our society. Though we were citizen voters who regularly prayed for our country and its leaders, we didn’t feel as if our efforts were making much of a difference. During one of our discussions, someone mentioned See You at the Pole, the student-led prayer movement in which kids gather at their school flagpoles to collectively pray for their school, teachers and fellow students. “What would it be like,” she asked, “if Christians throughout America gathered together at the flagpoles of their local city halls to pray for our country?”
It was as if the floodlights had just been turned on. Yes . . . what if? Why isn’t the Church already doing this? And thus Meet You at the Polls was born. Though it was only five weeks until Election Day, we began to pray, plan and consult with fellow believers around the country. It was decided that we would meet at the flagpoles of our local political jurisdictions on the four Sunday afternoons before the election. There we would publicly lift our voices to God on behalf of America, praying for His forgiveness, guidance and blessing. and that righteous men and women would be elected to lead our country. On Election Day, the call would shift from Meet You at the P-O-L-E-S to Meet You at the P-O-L-L-S where we would go to cast our votes.
We had less than a week to plan, but when all was said and done approximately 50 flagpoles were covered by prayer. From Florida to Washington state, from Texas to Minnesota, people of God showed up at their community flagpoles to intercede with our heavenly Father on behalf of this uniquely blessed nation.
A second series of MYATP prayer meetings were held the four Sundays prior to the 2020 National Elections. We know that God has heard and is in the process of answering our prayers, and we are excited about the future of our country as He continues to mobilize His church through these and other prayer movements!