Saint Padre Pio
Prayer after Communion By: St. Padre Pio
Stay with me Lord, for without your presence I forget You; You know how easily I abandon You. Stay with me Lord, for without Your strength I fall; You know how weak I am. Stay with me Lord. for without You my fervor fails; You are my life. Stay with me Lord, for without You I am in darkness; You are my light. Stay with me Lord that I may stay with You. If you would have me to be faithful, stay with me Lord.
Stay with me Jesus, for though my soul is poor, it desires to be an abode of love for you, a place of consolation. Stay with me Jesus for it is getting late; the day is ending, life is passing; death, judgment, eternity are coming soon. Now I muster all my forces so that I do not faint on the road. I have great need of You on this journey. It is getting late and death is approaching. Darkness, temptations, dryness, crosses and troubles beset me, and Oh, how much I need You, my good Jesus, in this night of exile.
Stay with me Jesus because this night of life is so full of dangers and I have such need of You. Grant that like Your disciples, I may recognize You in the breaking of bread. Grant that the Eucharistic union may be the light which casts out the darkness, the force to sustain me and the one means to sanctity my soul.
Stay with me Lord because when death arrives, if I cannot be really with You in Holy Communion, then I shall wish to remain united with You at least through grace and love. Stay with me Jesus. I do not ask You for divine consolation because I do not deserve it. but I beg of you with all my strength for the gift of Your most holy presence. Stay with me Lord. You alone I seek; Your Love, Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart, Your Spirit; for I love you. You alone I love. Let me seek no other reward but the increase of that love, that my love may be real and firm and practical. I ask no more than to love you with all my heart on earth and to follow You with all-perfected love for all eternity. Amen.
Prayer to St. Padre Pio
Beloved Padre Pio, today I come to add my prayer to the thousands of prayers offered to you every day by those who love and venerate you. They ask for cures and healing, earthly and spiritual blessings, and peace for body and mind. And because of your friendship with the Lord, He heals those you ask to be healed, and forgives those you forgive.
Through your visible wounds of the Cross, which you bore for 50 years, you were chosen in our time to glorify the crucified Jesus. Because the Cross has been replaced by other symbols, please help us to bring it back in our midst, for we acknowledge it is the only true sign of salvation.
As we lovingly recall the wounds that pierced your hands, feet and side, we not only remember the blood you shed in pain, but your smile, and the invisible halo of sweet smelling flowers that surrounded your presence, the perfume of sanctity.
Padre Pio, may the healings of the sick become the testimony that the Lord has invited you to join the holy company of Saints. In your kindness, please help me with my own special request:
(Mention your intention here, and then make the sign of the Cross.)
Bless me and my loved ones. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.