A Prayer for St. Padre Pio’s Intercession – text and mp3 download

Saint Padre Pio or St. Pio of Pietrelcina (25 May 1887 – 23 September 1968) was a Capuchin priest from Italy and is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church. He was popularly known as Padre Pio after his ordination to the priesthood. He became famous after receiving the “Stigmata“. On 16 June 2002, he was canonized a saint by Pope John Paul II. Padre Pio is the Patron saint of Confessors, Catholic Adolescents and Civil Defense Volunteers.

 offered by Msgr. John Esseff

Prayer for Healing

Beloved Padre Pio,
Today I come to add my prayer to the thousands of prayers offered to thee every day by those who love and venerate thee. They ask for cures and healings, earthly and spiritual blessings, and peace for body and mind. And because of thy friendship with the Lord, He heals those thou doth ask to be healed, and forgives those thou forgiveth.

Through thy visible wounds of the Cross, which thou didst bear for fifty years, thou wert 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 Because the Cross has been replaced by other symbols, please help us to bring it back in our midst, for we acknowledge it is the only true sign of salvation.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 thy hands, feet and side, we not only remember the blood thou didst shed in pain, but thy smile, and the invisible halo of sweet-smelling flowers that surrounded thee, the perfume of sanctity.

In thy kindness, please help me with my own special request:

[mention here your petition, making the Sign of the Cross]

Bless me and my loved ones. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Prayer to Saint Pio

  O God, Thou didst give Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, Capuchin priest, the great privilege of participating in a unique way in the Passion of Thy Son, grant me through his intercession the grace of . .  .  [name your request] 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.

Glory be to the Father . . . [three times].

Stay With Me, Lord Prayer
 by Padre Pio

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

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

Stay with me, Lord, for Thou art my light, and without Thee I am in darkness.

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

Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Thy voice and follow Thee.

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

Stay with me, Lord, if Thou wisheth me to be faithful to Thee.

Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is I want it to be a place of consolation for Thee, 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 Thee. It is getting late and death approaches, I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows. O how I need Thee, my Jesus, in this night of exile!

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

Let me recognize Thee as Thy 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 Thee, 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 Thy Presence, oh yes, I ask this of Thee!

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

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

Chaplet of St. Padre Pio
(contains medal, Crucifix, and 3 sets of 3 brown beads)]

Oh Jesus, full of grace and charity, victim for sinners, so impelled by Thy love of us that Thou didst will to die on the Cross, I humbly entreat Thee to glorify in Heaven and on earth, the servant of God, Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, who generously participated in Thy sufferings, who loved Thee so much and laboured so faithfully for the glory of Thy heavently Father and for the good of souls.  With confidence, I beseech Thee to grant me, through his intercession, the grace of (mention your intentions) which I ardently desire.

Say 3 Our Father’s, 3 Hail Mary’s and 3 Glorias.

 

Prayer for Padre Pio’s Intercession

featuring Denise Wharton

Gracious God, you generously blessed your servant, Padre Pio, 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, and as a stirring inspiration to many people of your infinite mercy, forgiveness and love.

In the confessional, Padre Pio labored endlessly for the salvation of souls. Through his powerful intercession, many who suffered were healed of sickness and disease. Endowed with the gift of discernment, he could read people’s hearts. From the blood of his wounds came a perfumed fragrance, a special sign of your Holy Presence. With dignity and intense devotion, he celebrated daily Mass, inviting countless men and women to a greater union with Jesus Christ, in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist.

Through the intercession of Saint Pio, I confidently beseech you to to grant me the grace of (state your petition here). Help me to imitate his example of prayerful holiness and compassion, so that I, too, may faithfully follow the Risen Lord, and one day rejoice in the Kingdom, where you live and reign forever and ever. Amen.

 

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4 thoughts on “A Prayer for St. Padre Pio’s Intercession – text and mp3 download

  1. Dear Padre Pio, please be a guide and mentor for my son. Please pray for him and be with him. He is 18 now, and needs a mentor, and a visible and clear Father. Please pray for his soul and his heart to be open to Jesus. Please adopt Ian as your spiritual child, your spiritual son. I have shared your story with him, and he has held your gloves or (your wraps) which you wore on your hands because of the wounds you endured for Our Jesus. He has held your gloves in his hands..this was soon after Pope John Paul II canonized you a Saint. A Priest came to our parish and said Mass, it was his special work to bring these holy articles to America. There was a miracle around how we were called to this Mass. It was a weekday. I was getting my son ready for school, when very early in the morning, I received a call from a woman who goes to my church. She home-schools her children. She would take her children to daily Mass, and had heard that this guest Priest was to come to our parish, but that he would talk about Saint Pio only at this 8 o’clock Mass. When this lady called me she told me that all night she could not sleep, and that she felt compelled to call me, though she did not know me well, and did not have my phone number. She hoped to get hold of me before I left the house that morning.
    She had to call others to try to find my phone number. Someone had it, and gave it to her. She asked me if Padre Pio meant anything to me, and I told her yes… when I was in the 6th grade…I have an Aunt…my mother’s sister. She is Japanese…she studied Montessori in Florence Italy with the Montessori family..she had attended Mass in Italy, and Padre Pio said the Mass. She gave me a post card with a black and white photograph of Padre Pio lifting the Host, and absorbed in his gaze at our Lord in the Eucharist. His hands were wrapped in a dark wrapping. I knew nothing of Padre Pio. She only wrote that he had the stigmata. I knew that Saint Francis had the stigmata. I loved the story of St. Francis. I had a love for Saint Francis. My Japanese mother’s family was converted to the Catholic faith by Franciscan missionaries in Hokkaido, Japan. I met these missionaries when I was a young girl in Japan.
    Not until I was in high school did I discover more about Padre Pio. My mother found a book about him and gave it to me. I had kept the photo for a long time, and I read the book. I found that Padre Pio would “pop up” in my life now and again…when I had not really looked for him. Not to offend. I kept these things in my heart. Like Mary did …in the Gospels. So I told this lady from my parish, that “yes” Padre Pio had meaning for me. He was again “popping up” in my life.

    I did not take my son to school that morning. Instead we went to Mass. On the way to Mass, in the car, I told my son my story, and all I knew about Padre Pio. I told him about the Odor of Sanctity that many people experienced when they were near to Father Pio ….my son wanted to “smell” this odor. He told me…”Mom I did not smell this scent when I held Padre Pio’s gloves.” I told him to believe, and maybe one day perhaps Padre Pio would grant him this priveledge. The gloves that my son held were like those that Padre Pio wore in my old photograph post card.
    That morning, my son was 8 or 9 years old. Today he is 18 years old and in so need of prayers. He will soon be graduating from High School, and going on to college. I place him into your hands, St. Pio! And into Saint Joseph’s hands, and into the arms of our Mother Mary. My son does not have a father in his biological father. Nor a grandfather in his biological grandfather, nor an uncle in his biological uncle. (sigh) There is much broken-ness, and sinfulness in my family. My son is a good boy, but he is beginning to harden his heart …this breaks my own heart. It is hard to understand or believe in a Heavenly Father, when his experience of an Earthly father is so lacking, or even non existent…or even immoral, and unbeleiving. I pray for your help Padre Pio!
    I am a single mother. And I will remain so. I have remained so all of my son’s life. He has had many strong, and beautiful, and wonderful women in his life. I am blessed with good friends. I believe in Mother, and Father, and children. I believe in the traditional family, and the Sanctity of family. I believe in God’s order for the family, and all things….and I know family all throughout the world is in crisis. Fathers everywhere are confused about their place on Earth…human fathers are in crisis. Family is in crisis…and our youth…well the arrows fly from all directions. Please pray for young people. And my son.
    Thank you for your prayers, and for your graces, and love -St. Pio. I know you have been in my life all along, St. Pio. Thank you, I do not know who put you into my life, but I am grateful, and I know you are in my life. Thank you Padre Pio! Thank you, I humbly thank you! Please pray for me …please do not stop praying. Grant the beautiful grace of a deep, and sincere relationship with Jesus for my son….and for me too. God’s Blessings! Amen.

    • i was reading your prayer to St.Pio. Half way through I was led to say a special prayer for you and you son. God is GOOD. Thank you

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