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