This coming Tuesday, January 16th, our state government leaders will gather at the Capitol building in Santa Fe for the annual New Mexico Legislative Session. This is a time when new legislation will be proposed and debated, some of which will actually become law. Needless to say, this is a very important time for our state. The decisions made during the next month will likely impact New Mexico families for generations to come, and, as Christians, we have both an opportunity and a responsibility to be engaged.
A Call to Act – Daniel 11:32: “…the people who know their God shall stand firm and take action.”
At Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico, our desire is that Christians would use their influence to help make a positive difference in our state. Over the next month, our staff will be actively engaged at the Legislative Session, working to provide timely updates on important issues, so you can be informed and ready to get involved when needed. As Christians, it is not enough to simply stand for what we believe – we must also act!
A Call to Prayer – 1 Timothy 2:1-4: “I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior…”
As a Christian organization, we believe in the power of prayer and that every Christian has a responsibility to pray for those in authority. Therefore, from January 16th through February 15th, we are asking you to pray daily for our state government officials while they are in Legislative Session. Please feel free to use the following prayer points if you wish.
- Pray for them by name.
Pray for Governor Susana Martinez
Pray for Lt. Governor John Sanchez (President of the Senate)
Pray for Senator Mary Kay Papen (President Pro-Tempore of the Senate)
Pray for Representative Brian Egolf (Speaker of the House of Representatives)
Pray for your State Senator*
Pray for your State Representative*
(If you do not know the name of your State Senator and/or Representative, click here and enter your zip code to find out.)
- Pray for their health. Long and grueling hours combined with a high-stressed environment can wreak havoc on the body. Please pray that our officials experience and maintain good health throughout the Legislative Session.
- Pray for their families. Over the next 30 days, the majority of our officials will spend most of their time away from their families. Please pray for their family members during this time, especially their spouses and children.
- Pray for their decisions. Every legislator will cast numerous votes on hundreds of bills covering a multitude of issues. Meanwhile, the Governor will consider every bill passed before deciding whether to sign or veto them. Please pray that our legislators and Governor would execute their duties with fairness and wisdom, and, in accordance with Micah 6:8, that they would do what is good in the eyes of God; that they would act justly and with kindness; and that they would serve with humility.
Thank you for heeding this call to action and prayer. May the good Lord hear our prayers and bless our efforts, for our benefit and His glory!
In the Lord’s service,
President and Executive Director