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Commonwealth Prayer Breakfast Photos

The Commonwealth Prayer Breakfast is held to pray for our leaders and ask God to be with them and guide them in this difficult task. It is also a time when politics and partisanship take a back seat to the interests of the citizens of Virginia.

Lt. Governor Bill Bolling opened the meeting and presided throughout the event. A number of speakers offered Prayer, Scriptures and words of encouragement.

The VMI Glee Club sang several songs and provided a well received ambiance to the assembly.

The message was delivered by NFL Hall of Fame receiver and Washington Redskin Art Monk. His inspiring story was delivered with his usual humility. He spoke of his personal experience with God and how his belief has brought joy and happiness to his life.

Governor Tim Kaine was given a standing ovation and in keeping with tradition, said a prayer for the Governor-elect Bob McDonnell. Governor Kaine remarked that as he was taking out the last bits of trash the recycling bin reminded him that he was, sort of, being recycled.

When Bob McDonnell spoke, he jokingly asked if Tom Kaine’s recycling comment was an announcement of plans to run again in 2013, which was met with laughter from the crowd.

McDonnell also wished Kaine Godspeed and success in his future endeavors, except, of course, in his DNC capacity (more laughter).

There was a genuine atmosphere between these two leaders of mutual respect and admiration. There was no hint of partisanship and this was a wonderful step in passing the torch of leadership to the next group.

Thanks to (my) Delegate Chris Peace for providing room at the table and a special thanks to Dr. O’Bannon for joining us.

Below are a few pictures of the event.

Lt. Governor Bill Bolling

Lt. Governor Bill Bolling

The Great Art Monk

The Great Art Monk

Governor-elect Bob McDonnell

Governor-elect Bob McDonnell

Governor Tim Kaine

Governor Tim Kaine

Delegate Chris Peace - hard at work with an email

Delegate Chris Peace - hard at work with an email

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

3 Responses to “Commonwealth Prayer Breakfast Photos”

  1. Greg L says:

    This event was the best justification ever for getting up at 4:30AM. Wish I'd brought some video gear, as some of this was absolutely top notch. I could have used less of the special interest types praying for the benefit of their favored special interests, but Art Monk was great, most of this was incredibly worthwhile, and the closing prayer by Bob McDonnell really reminded me of how well he knows the Word and truly tries to lead a life that is pleasing to the Lord.

    Definitely the highlight of the opening day.

    I also find it amusing that you and I were the only media types of any kind that seemed to be there. I thought for sure some folks from CNN would have shown…

  2. Tom White says:

    Bob is amazing. I really feel the state got a major upgrade with him. I agree that some of the prayers were a bit of a reach, but all were worthy causes, so it is hard to minimize the need.

    It was a good opportunity to get the knives sharpened, since they did not need them there.

    I did not expect the State run media to show. It would violate the separation of Church and State clause. Mention God or Jesus and they avoid it.

    Which are two words I look forward to hearing more in the next 4 years. And Bible. I feel more confident knowing this Governor has a higher Consultant.

  3. Katherine says:

    Anthony Kearns of the Irish Tenors singing Amazing Grace was also a beautiful moment during the prayer breakfast. It seemed as if God was truly with in the room when his voice filled the room with song.


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