Padre Pio and his Stay with Me Prayer

St. Padre Pio has always been a favorite in our family. We have enjoyed reading about the fascinating miracles attached to him...bilocation...stigmata...reading souls...

Guided by the Holy Spirit, we believe, his name has come out of our Saint Basket many times to be a companion for our year.

My oldest son had an early devotion to him, even dressing like him one year for Halloween.


by Saint Padre Pio, OFM Cap.

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 wish 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, judgement, 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 its dangers, I need You.

Let me recognize You as Your disciples did at the breaking of 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.


Previous Posts on this beloved Saint - on his devotion to Latin Mass


Lena said...

beautiful picture and communion prayer.
pax Christi -lena
St. Pio, ora pro nobis.

Gardenia said...

I too love his prayer. It should be my prayer every morning. don't we all need to ask Our Lord saily that He stay with us! I love-love the Halloween costume -- and the poster!

PattyinCT said...

Love this! So beautiful! I'm printing it out to take with me when I'm laboring:) Thanks JMJ:)

Charlotte said...

That is a very beautiful prayer.

Allison said...

I keep reading it after Mass and I love it more each time. It just speaks to me.

God bless you, friends.

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