St. Padre Pio knew about the importance of prayer: “Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God's heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips, but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should only speak to Him with your heart”. He himself composed many prayers for healing and protection, and there are many miracles associated with St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina. Through his intercession, prayers were answered: blind people regained their sight, men and women were saved from death…
When praying to Padre Pio, we can be assured that our prayers will be heard, that he will help and intercede for us. However, let us remember that God does not always answer prayers in the way that we expect. Finding ways of growing our faith and our hope is essential, for, as the Lord said: “I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Praying for the intercession of St. Padre Pio is a great help along the way.
You gave St. Pio of Pietrelcina, capuchin priest
the great privilege of participating in a unique way in the passion of your Son;
grant me, through his intercession, the grace of (name your request here)
which I ardently desire;
and above all grant me the grace of living in conformity with the death of Jesus
to arrive at the glory of the resurrection
(say 3 Glory be)”
“Teach us, we pray, humility 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 combat and trial, and if we fall, let us experience the joy of the sacrament of forgiveness.
Grant us your tender devotion to Mary, the 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.
Ask for the intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina and let yourself be graced with his many miracles by praying a novena. Learn to meditate thanks to the Franciscans of the Renewal’s prayer community to St. Padre Pio!