In the Name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Most glorious Prince of the Celestial Hosts, St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the battle against the powers of darkness and their spiritual wickedness.
Come to our aid, who were created by God and redeemed at a great price with the blood of Jesus Christ, His Son, and deliver us from the tyranny of the devil. You are venerated by the Church as its Patron and Guardian, and to you the Lord has entrusted the souls who one day will occupy the heavenly mansions.
Pray, therefore, the God of Peace, to keep the devil crushed under our feet, so that he will not be able to enslave men to himself, nor cause any harm to the Church. Unite our prayers to your own and present them to Almighty God, so that His divine mercies may descend upon us. Bind the dragon, the ancient serpent, satan, and thrust him thus bound into the bottomless pit, where he will no longer be able to seduce souls. Amen.
Humble and beloved Padre Pio, 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
O glorious St. Pio of Pietrelcina,
the saint of this new millennium,
you are our friend,
consoler of our soul and help of us sinners.
You understand us so well
for you know what it means to suffer.
To you we entrust our well-being
and that of our loved ones;
To you we entrust our spirit
that we may be able to endure the pains
we carry in our heart;
To you we entrust the request
of presenting our souls to the Virgin of Grace
to obtain eternal salvation from the Lord;
To you we entrust our plea of intercession
to obtain from the Divine Goodness the grace…
which we so ardently desire.
Welcome us under your protection,
defend us from the snares of evil and
above all intercede for us before the Most High
so that through the forgiveness of sins
we may persevere in doing good.
Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
3 Glory be to the Father…
Lord Jesus, You called us to be together
as followers in Padre Pio’s footsteps:
Give us your Spirit
So that with You we can say,
Through the intercession of Padre Pio,
Who was apostle of the Divine Mercy,
Make us missionaries of peace and mercy
For all the peoples of our times.
Inspire us with feelings of loyalty and love,
So that we can become witnesses of Your Gospel in our families,
at work and among people.
Pour down Your blessings on us
gathered here together,
so that filled with Your grace,
we may become like new creatures
Who trust totally in Your Divine Providence.
We want to abandon ourselves into Your embrace,
and looking towards Mount Tabor,
we shall follow You on Calvary,
Children and apostles of Your sanctifying love.
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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
Stay with me, Lord