Padre Pio's Prayer 
  

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, 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 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. 

Oh 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 the bread,

so that 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, 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.

 

 

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