Meet You at the Polls is a call to the Body of Christ to publicly unite in prayer on behalf of the Church, our country and our leaders. Though we pray for our government and the upcoming elections, our meetings are not political in nature, nor do we endorse specific candidates. We do, however, encourage voters to cast their ballots for men and women that support biblical values.
MYATP 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. We would further pray that righteous men and women would be elected to lead our country. And all of this would be done within the context of 2 Chronicles 7:14:
If My people, who are called by my Name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land.
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.
We know that God heard and honored our prayers in 2018, and we are excited about the future of our country as He continues to mobilize His church through MYATP and other prayer movements. Our expectation is that our Election 2020 prayer meetings will far exceed what we saw in 2018 as word of this public prayer initiative continues to spread throughout the Church. We are praying that God would raise up a mighty army of prayer warriors to cover a multitude of cities throughout the country.
Would you join us?
First of all, then, I urge that entreaties and prayers, petitions and thanksgivings, be made on behalf of all men, for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. – 1 Timothy 2:1-4