Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Feast Day of St. Pio

" Pray, hope and don't worry"
Beloved Padre Pio, today I come to add my prayer to the thousands of prayers
offered to you every day by those who love and venerate you. They ask for cures
and healings, earthly and spiritual blessings, and peace for body and mind. And
because of your friendship with the Lord, he heals those you ask to be healed,
and forgives those you forgive.

Through your visible wounds of the Cross, which you bore for 50
years, you were 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Cross has been replaced by other symbols, please help us to bring it back in our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 your hands, feet and side, we not only
remember the blood you shed in pain, but your smile, and the invisible halo of
sweet smelling flowers that surrounded your presence, the perfume of sanctity.

Padre Pio, may the healings of the sick become the testimony
that the Lord has invited you to join the holy company of Saints. In your
kindness, please help me with my own special request:
(mention here your petition, and make the sign of the Cross)

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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Padre Pio. GOD gave you His wounds, I want to give you my wounds. My wounds are cancer, heart condition, body pain and on and on. That is what suffering is all about. Its easy foer others to talk but to the person who is suffering, it is a differant story. Padre Pio, am weak, I hope I have at least the faith of a mustard seed. pray od will have mercy on me a sinner. God said, Do Not Be Afraid, but I am. He said Don t worry, but I do. Ipray for strength to carry my cross as he did at Calvary; I want to really believe the words, Jesu I Trust In You. Please help me to do what God wants me to do.