Sorry for such late notice, but if you're reading this before you head to bed or bright and early on Wednesday, we wanted to share an event that was just passed along to us for 6:45 a.m. Wednesday.
"Meet Me at the Flagpole," a brief prayer service led by students, will assemble at (you guessed it) the flagpole at Muskego High School. Students will lead prayers for their school, friends and other students, ending just before school starts at 7:15 a.m.
Although it will be a first for Muskego High School,"Meet Me at the Flagpole" was first begun in April 1990 by a group of teenagers in Burleson, TX assembled for a discipleship retreat. That night they decided to go to three schools and pray around the campus' flagpoles for their friends and fellow students. In June of that year, at a rally of teenagers in Dallas TX, over 20,000 attendees were challenged to organize prayer sessions at their schools, following the Burleson example. Some 45,000 students at 1,200 schools in four states did just that on Sept. 12 at 7 a.m. The movement went national one year later.
By 1998, over 3 million students across the US and in over 20 other countries met at their school flagpole for prayer. Groups range in size from 1 brave soul, to several hundred students. About 75 percent of the public schools had a prayer service.
Desiree Clark, a MHS parent who is relatively new to Muskego said she was surprised that no one had heard of it here, but response has been good.
"We are not sure how many people will come this first time but my experience has been it gains popularity as the word gets out. It is open to the public, but the prayers are student-led," she said.
Along with prayer, music and refreshments will be a part of the ceremony.