The Office of the Chaplain United States House of Representatives

Reverend Anthony Marciano

Charlotte Resue Mission
Charlotte, NC

Sponsor: Rep. Rep. Sue Myrick, (D-NC)
Date of Prayer: 09/22/2005

One Minute Speech Given in Recognition of the Guest Chaplain:

Mrs. MYRICK. Mr. Speaker, I'm pleased to recognize this morning's guest chaplain, Reverend Anthony Marciano. Reverend Marciano
is the Executive Director of the Charlotte Rescue Mission in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Rescue Mission ministers to people in the Charlotte–Mecklenburg area who struggle with poverty, homelessness, and drug addiction. The Mission's five fold strategy aims to meet the spiritual, physical, emotional, social, and vocational needs of these folks, in a way that demonstrates God's love. Under Reverend Marciano's direction, the Mission has seen truly inspiring success rates among its clients, and I'm proud to represent people like Tony in Congress.
Rev. Marciano is a graduate of The Salvation Army's seminary. Before moving to Charlotte, he founded a shelter in New Jersey to address homelessness and addiction. Tony and his wife Dorothy have three kids, and they live in Charlotte, North Carolina with their dog, Rocky.
Founded in 1938, the Charlotte Rescue Mission continues to make a positive impact on our city. I applaud Rev. Marciano for his dedication and Christian witness – and I'm honored to welcome him to the House Floor this morning.
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Opening Prayer Given by the Guest Chaplain:

I come as a Christian and invite you in your own faith to pray with me now.

God our Father,

We come before you with passionate hearts and minds for the people we represent and this land we love.

I ask you to bless these Representatives. You know their heart for their constituency, their hope for this country and prayer for peace in our world. You have witnessed the agony they feel when decisions are made and votes are cast in the best interest of this country. Let their vote be with integrity, even if it means being misunderstood for the position they have taken on the matter at hand.

I ask your blessing, not for their honor, but on this land you have entrusted to their care. When their term is finished and they no longer darken these hallowed halls, may America remember their character, demonstrated by the decisions they will have made.

Give them your wisdom, and discernment that they may demonstrate your love.

Amen.

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