This past Wednesday throughout the country students gathered around their flag poles praying for each other and the nation. With COVID-19 going on around the world everything has been done differently. This year, Grace Prep is one of the few schools in the area with students in person, because of that they had to make a couple changes.
Director of Student Ministries, Kara Gunn, helped organize See You at the Pole. She did everything she could to keep the students’ connections and prayer groups as safe as possible.
“We want to have fun but we also wanna make sure people are wearing masks, sanitizing, and social distancing… we do it because we all want to be here,” said Gunn.
2020 has not been America’s best year and with everything going on, See You at the Pole happened during a perfect time. The best thing we could do is look to God and pray.
“Our nation is in a huge upheaval right now with all the racial issues, the election, the pandemic, and a lot of people out of work… it’s important now more than ever,” said Gunn.
Cullen Robinson who is our Senior Class Chaplain was one of the students leading the event and it was actually his first time attending.
“I really liked it because it was really low-key, comfortable, and intimate, which helped better my experience,” said Robinson.
Being the Chaplain, Robinson lead the prayers for the event and he wanted to focus prayer on the country today.
“I was praying for God to make a change… God’s gonna value prayers and make what we pray come true if that is his plan, if not, he will make something better happen for us,” said Robinson.
Due to COVID-19, many people have shifted the focus of their prayers. For senior Katie Rod, her prayers take a more health-based focus.
“Well, this year they are centered more around people’s health, kinda rather than their well being,” said Rod.
Clearly people are worried about the pandemic and are trying to lift up some of that worry to God. See You at the Pole is a great opportunity to gather together and pray for each other.
“Also, just kinda of people’s safety, people’s mental health, their sanity. It’s hard being stuck at home and not doing all the things you usually do,” said Rod.
See You at the Pole was different than usual this year due to COVID-19 but ended up being the best one yet. Many students came to the event despite the circumstances and stood together as they prayed for the nation.