Padre Pio's Prayer After Holy
March 12, 1995
Brother John Raymond
The first priest to have the five wounds of Our Lord (called the
stigmata) was Padre Pio. Born in 1887, he received the invisible
stigmata (pain without visible wounds) in 1915 at his home in
Pietrelcina, southern Italy. Three years later, as a Capuchin, he
received the visible stigmata at Our Lady of Grace monastery in San
Giovanni Rotondo. He died in 1968.
To say that Padre Pio was extraordinary would be an
understatement. Many are the stories of his bilocations, healings,
reading of souls (knowing the state of a person's soul before God)
prophecies, ecstasies, etc.
This Lent one should recall on this Servant of God's life of
suffering and ask for his intercession.
Padre Pio's Prayer After Holy Communion
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
Stay with me, Lord, for You are my light and without You I am in
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 alway
be in Your company.
Stay with me, Lord, if You wish me to be faithful to You.
Stay with me, Lord, 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 and eternity approaches.
It is necessary to renew my strenth, 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
Stay with me tonight, Jesus, in life with all its dangers, I need
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
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.