In the days leading up to Pacquio's fights in Vegas, Manny will immerse himself into prayer. The biggest service held during Pacquiao vs. Thurman weekend was held at MGM Grand's "KA Theatre".
A line had begun to form about an hour prior to the doors opening at KA Theatre. There was no ticket needed for entry, and not everyone in attendance was a born-again Christian like Pacquiao has converted to. Several hundred Pacquiao fans filled the seats of the beautiful theatre, hoping to get close to the fighting Senator. There was music and prayer at the onset of the service. Then without announcement, Pacquiao and his family was escorted to the front row of the room. Manny waved to those seated around him, and then he quietly took his seat.
At one point, Pacquiao and his family were asked to take to the stage where the congregation was asked to assist with sharing a blessing over the family. Shortly thereafter, the Pacquiao's were escorted out of the theatre.
It's quite amazing that while many flock to Vegas to see what kind of mischief they can get into and practice the 'What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas' concept, while a world boxing champion who will soon have all eyes on him will stop to ask his countrymen for help in praying for him and his family.