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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell is praying for wisdom for President Barack Obama.

“Our nation faces great and immediate challenges. As we did at the Commonwealth Prayer Breakfast a few weeks ago, we continue to pray for wisdom for the President as he confronts the difficult decisions ahead,” Governor McDonnell said in a statement released on the day of Obama’s Inauguration.

The governor congratulated the president at the start of his second term.

“Last year, this country had a robust and spirited debate about who should lead this nation for the next four years. The people have chosen through the peaceful and fair elections that define our great democracy. Now, it is time for our nation to bridge the divide and work together,” the governor said. “Today, we join all Virginians in saying God bless President Barack Obama. And God bless America.”