For the first time in the history of the New Mexico state capitol, Christians gathered for an historic worship service on March 5. Instead of attending their own churches, Christians came from Santa Fe, Albuquerque, and as far as Ruidoso to attend this special service organized by New Mexico Prays.
More than 250 Christians filled the rotunda’s first level and part of its second level. Legislators, pastors, leaders, parents, and little children lifted their voices to worship Jesus and welcome the Holy Spirit into the capitol. David Gallegos, a New Mexico state representative, said of the service, “This last Sunday, here at the New Mexico state capitol, we were blessed to be a part of the first-ever service. We had over 250 people come to the capitol for an awesome service. We made history, allowing God to have control of our capitol and our state.” The group also gathered to call upon God on behalf of the unborn.
Vince Torres, executive pastor at the Blaze Christian Fellowship, observed, “What happened Sunday was nothing short of historic. Watching Catholics and Protestants come together in worship and prayer to our God was so powerful and unlike anything I have ever witnessed at our state capitol. The gathering served as proof that the gospel message of Jesus Christ has the power to transcend denominations and even politics. It was such an honor to be part of it. To God be all the glory.”
New Mexico Prays is a movement of 70 churches in 22 cities covering New Mexico in 24/7 Jesus-centered prayer.
–Adapted from Breaking Christian News.