“Pray, hope, and don’t worry”

“Pray, pray to the Lord with me, because the whole world needs prayer. And every day, when your heart especially feels the loneliness of life, pray. Pray to the Lord, because even God needs our prayers.”

– St. Pio of Pietrelcina
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“Pray, hope, and don’t worry. Worry is useless. God is merciful and will hear your prayer.”
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– St. Pio of  Pietrelcina
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Below:
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Padre Pio’s After Communion Prayer
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Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have
You present so that I do not forget You.
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You know how easily I abandon You.
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Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak
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and I need Your strength,
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that I may not fall so often.Stay with me, Lord, for You are my life,
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and without You, I am without fervor.Stay with me, Lord, for You are my light,
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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
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and follow You.Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love You
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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;

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death, judgment, eternity approaches. It is necessary to renew my strength,

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so that I will not stop along the way and for that, I need You.

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It is getting late and death approaches,

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I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows.

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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.

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

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so that the Eucharistic Communion be the Light which disperses the darkness,

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the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.

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Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death, I want to remain united to You,

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if not by communion, at least by grace and love.

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Stay with me, Jesus, I do not ask for divine consolation, because I do not merit it,

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but the gift of Your Presence, oh yes, I ask this of You!

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Stay with me, Lord, for it is You alone I look for, Your Love, Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart,

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Your Spirit, because I love You and ask no other reward but to love You more and more.

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With a firm love, I will love You with all my heart while on earth

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and continue to love You perfectly during all eternity.    Amen

http://www.padrepiodevotions.org/

If  people asked Padre Pio to Pray for Them he used this prayer:

Efficacious Novena To The Sacred Heart Of Jesus

By Padre Pio

I. O my Jesus, You have said, ‘Truly I say to you, ask and it will be given you, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.’ Behold, I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of…

Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be to the Father…
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

II. O my Jesus, You have said, ‘Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in my name, He will give it to you.’ Behold, in Your name, I ask the Father for the grace of…

Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be to the Father…
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

III. O my Jesus, You have said, ‘Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but my words will not pass away.’ Encouraged by Your infallible words, I now ask for the grace of…

Our Father… Hail Mary… Glory be to the Father…
Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us poor sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of You, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate heart of Mary, Your tender mother and ours.

Hail, Holy Queen… St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us

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“Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God’s heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips, but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should only speak to Him with your heart.”

“Do you not see the Madonna always beside the tabernacle?”

“The longer the trial to which God subjects you, the greater the goodness in comforting you during the time of the trial and in the exaltation after the combat. ”

“Keep close to the Catholic Church at all times, for the Church alone can give you true peace, since she alone possesses Jesus, the true Prince of Peace, in the Blessed Sacrament.”

“Fear not because God is with you.”

“Prayer is the oxygen of the soul.”

“Who can assure us that we will be alive tomorrow? Let us listen to the voice of our conscience, to the voice of the royal prophet: “Today, if you hear God’s voice, harden not your heart.” Let us not put off from one moment to another (what we should do) because the (next moment) is not yet ours. ”

“Oh, how precious time is! Blessed are those who know how to make good use of it. Oh, if only all could understand how precious time is, undoubtedly everyone would do his best to spend it in a praiseworthy manner!”

“The life of a Christian is nothing but a perpetual struggle against self; there is no flowering of the soul to the beauty of its perfection except at the price of pain.”

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Yesterday my Pastor asked: “If an angel came to you and said you could go someplace just for an hour and talk to your dead Father or Grand Father, or Mother or Grand Mother, would you go?”

“Of course you would. Of course that is what the Word teaches: that we can talk to our Father in heaven, we can ask for help, and be healed: if we have faith!”

“To not believe the teaching of Jesus is not to believe in Him.”

There are a few great movies about Padre Pio (St. Pio of  Pietrelcina).

Padre Pio: Miracle Man is a dramatic film on the life of the famous stigmatic monk, and saint. This major feature film drama captures the Capuchin friar’s intense faith and devotion, and deep spiritual concern for others, as well as his great compassion for the sick and suffering. It dramatizes the frequent attacks of the Devil on him, as well as the persecution he suffered at the hands of people, including those in the Church. The many miracles that he performed are also highlighted, as well as his deep humility, charity and sense of humor. Starring Italian actor Sergio Castellitto, and directed by Carlo Carlei, this is an outstanding feature film on the amazing life of this great saint. Italian with English subtitles, or English or Spanish dubbed track, and includes special sixteen-page collectible booklet. CLICK HERE TO ORDER.

http://www.amazon.com/Padre-Pio-Miracle-
Sergio-Castellitto/dp/B000LXWAI6

The complete film is on You Tube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eo7KhmQjFXQ

John Francis Carey
Peace and Freedom

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pio_of_Pietrelcina

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