Powerful Prayer to Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina
Beloved Padre Pio, Saint of Pietrelcina,
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 for peace for body and
mind. 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
Because the cross has been replaced by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, the healings of the sick are
the testimony that the Lord 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.
About St. Padre Pio
Padre Pio was born Francesco Forgione in Pietrelcina, Italy in the year 1887. His family lived on a farm and were shepherds. At the age of 16 he entered the novitiate of the Capuchin Franciscan Friars and was ordained when he was 20.
After going home for awhile because of health problems he was sent to the friary of San Giovanni Rotondo where he remained for the rest of his life. While praying before a crucifix on September 20, 1918 Pio received the stigmata wounds of Christ and was the first priest ever to be so blessed. As word spread of this holy priest, especially by American soldiers coming home from WWII with stories about Padre Pio, he himself became the center of pilgrimage for both the powerful and the curious.
Padre Pio is known worldwide for hearing confessions for hours. He is said to have been able to read the consciences of those who held back from disclosing some of their sins. He was also blessed with the ability to bi-locate, levitate and heal the sick with his healing and anointed touch and prayer.
Padre Pio foretold of John Paul II’s papacy when the future pope was a young priest visiting him. He went on to found a hospital that cares for over 60,000 people as well as prayer groups that are still active today. Pio died in 1968 and was canonized in 2002 by Pope John Paul II.
Many miracles and cures have been attributed to the intercession of Padre Pio. Pray these prayers from your heart. He is a powerful intercessor!
Feast Day: September 23rd
Name Meaning: “The pious one”