Students in Winnipeg, and around the world, gathered at their schools' flagpoles this morning to pray. 

One of the organizers at a school in Winnipeg said she was proud of the students that made their way to school at 7:00 am. 

"I'm just so thankful that they're willing to stand up for Jesus in a world that doesn't always view him as a good thing," the organizer said.

She also encouraged others to pray for young people. "I think we really need to pray (for students), that they would be willing to stand firm and willing to live for Jesus. Even when they're playing sports, or in their music groups, or wherever they are that they would be a light."

See You at the Pole is an initiative that started in the United States of America in 1990, "as a grassroots movement with ten students praying at their school. Twenty years later, millions pray on their campuses on the fourth Wednesday in September," according to

It was expected that 1 million students in the USA alone would meet at 7:00 a.m. local time to pray.

In Canada, the numbers are smaller, but it's a day that has been picking up steam in recent years, which is encouraging to organizers.