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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -The annual prayer breakfast was heldWednesday morning in Columbia.

The event is held each year by the South Carolina Prayer Fellowship, a non profit group.

Religious, government, and business leaders gathered at the breakfast to pray our state and the nation.Governor Nikki Haley took part in the event.

She talked about the importance of prayer to her family with her husband's deployment overseas and her mother's recent hospitalization.

This year marks the 53rd year of the breakfast.

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