Padre Pio and His Work

Padre Pío: Prayers

Stay with me, Lord (after Holy Communion)

Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have
      You present so that I do not forget You. 
     You know how easily I abandon You.

Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak 
     and I need Your strength, 
     that I may not fall so often.

Stay with me, Lord, for You are my life, 
     and without You, I am without fervor.

Stay with me, Lord, for You are my light, 
     and without You, I am in darkness.

Stay with me, Lord, to show me Your will.

Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Your voice 
     and follow You.

Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love You 
     very much, and always be in Your company.

   Stay with me, Lord, if You wish me to be faithful to You.

   Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is, 
        I want it to be a place of consolation for You, a nest of love.

   Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close, and life passes; 
        death, judgment, eternity approaches. It is necessary to renew my strength, 
        so that I will not stop along the way and for that, I need You. 
        It is getting late and death approaches,
         I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows. 
         O how I need You, my Jesus, in this night of exile!

   Stay with me tonight, Jesus, in life with all it’s dangers. I need You.

   Let me recognize You as Your disciples did at the breaking of the bread, 
        so that the Eucharistic Communion be the Light which disperses the darkness, 
        the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.

   Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death, I want to remain united to You, 
        if not by communion, at least by grace and love.

   Stay with me, Jesus, I do not ask for divine consolation, because I do not merit it, 
        but the gift of Your Presence, oh yes, I ask this of You!

   Stay with me, Lord, for it is You alone I look for, Your Love, Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart, 
        Your Spirit, because I love You and ask no other reward but to love You more and more. 

   With a firm love, I will love You with all my heart while on earth 
         and continue to love You perfectly during all eternity.    Amen


Prayer for the Intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Dear God, You generously blessed Your servant, 
   St. Pio of Pietrelcina, with the gifts of the Spirit. 
   You marked his body with the five wounds 
   of Christ Crucified, as a powerful witness 
   to the saving Passion and Death of Your Son. 
   Endowed with the gift of discernment, 
   St. Pio labored endlessly in the confessional 
   for the salvation of souls. 
   With reverence and intense devotion 
   in the celebration of Mass, 
   he invited countless men and women 
   to a greater union with Jesus Christ 
   in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

Through the intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, 
   I confidently beseech You to grant me 
   the grace of (here state your petition).    Amen.

   Glory be to the Father... (three times).


Prayer of Pope John Paul II to St. Pio of Pietrelcina

Teach us, we pray, humility of heart, 
   so that we may be counted 
   among the little ones of the Gospel 
   to whom the Father promised to reveal 
   the mysteries of His Kingdom. 
   Help us to pray without ceasing, 
   certain that God knows what we need 
   even before we ask Him. 
   Obtain for us the eyes of faith that will help us recognize 
   in the poor and suffering, the very face of Jesus. 
   Sustain us in the hour of trouble and trial and, if we fall, 
   let us experience the joy of the sacrament of forgiveness. 
   Grant us your tender devotion to Mary, 
   mother of Jesus and our Mother. 
   Accompany us on our earthly pilgrimage 
   toward the blessed Homeland, 
   where we too, hope to arrive to contemplate forever 
    the Glory of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.    Amen


Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel,           
   defend us in battle. Be our defense against           
        the wickedness and snares of the Devil.                
   May God rebuke him, we humbly pray,          
   and do thou,            
   O Prince of the heavenly hosts,          
   by the power of God,          
   thrust into hell, Satan,          
   and all the evil spirits,          
        who prowl about the world               
   seeking the ruin of souls.