Born Francesco Forgione, St. Padre Pio was a Fanciscan Capuchin priest and friar who became a notable figure in Catholicism as a result of exhibiting signs of the stigmata during his lifetime. After living a holy and virtuous life, he passed away in September of 1968, calls for canonization for him began almost instantly. Padre Pio would go on to become a saint on June 16, 2002 by Pope John Paul II. He is known as the patron saint of civil defense volunteers and adolescents. He is also known for his special prayers for healing. Today, there are several people around the world who maintain a special devotion to this truly holy man which is why they have prayer requests to St. Padre Pio.
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Padre Pio Prayers for Healing and Good Health
Padre Pio was a man who suffered greatly during his time on early both physically and psychologically. God provided him a great and unique gift when it came to experiencing the stigmata, but it is something that he struggled with. Due to his struggles, there are many people who make Padre Pio prayers for healing and good health as a way to ask this holy man for help in their own struggles. Here is an example of Padre Pio prayers for healing and good health that you can incorporate into your own prayer intentions:
I know that you experienced great suffering during your life. Please implore God to look kindly on me as I go through my own struggles. Please help me to have the strength and the faith that you had during your life so that I can continue to find peace in what I’m struggling with. In God’s name I pray, Amen.
Prayer Requests to St. Padre Pio
There are several prayers that were created specifically in devotion to Padre Pio. Here are just a few examples of prayer requests to St. Padre Pio:
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). Glory be to the Father… (three times). Amen.
The Most Powerful Prayer of Padre Pio
Although there are several powerful Catholic prayer requests to Padre Pio, without question the most powerful prayer of Padre Pio is as follows:
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 its 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.
How to Pray to Padre Pio
One of the great things about putting together a prayer request to Padre Pio is the fact that you have the opportunity to use one of the traditional St. Padre Pio prayer requests or you have the opportunity to develop your own unique prayers. There is no right or wrong answer why it comes to how to pray to Padre Pio. Provided that your prayer requests to Padre Pio come from the heart, you can always take comfort in the fact that God will hear that as a result of the intercession of this holy man. Submit your online prayer requests to St. Padre Pio today and feel as special connection with him.