St. Padre Pio Prayers

Saint Padre Pio, born on May 25, 1887 in Pietrelcina, Italy, was a Capuchian priest who was known for his deep love of God and love for the people around him. He bore the wounds of Christ (stigmata) for over 50 years, and was given many supernatural spiritual blessings, such as bilocation, reading people’s hearts (especially in Confession), levitation, visions, and the gift of healing.  In January 1940, Padre Pio began what he would consider the greatest work of his life – the Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza (a Home for the Relief of Suffering).  In May of 1956, the facility finally opened with 300 beds, but today has about 1,200 beds divided among 30 medical and surgical wards.  To learn more about this great saint, visit

“The life and mission of Padre Pio prove that difficulties and sorrows, if accepted out of love, are transformed into a privileged way of holiness, which opens onto the horizons of a greater good, known only to the Lord.” – Pope Saint John Paul II

Novena to St. Padre Pio

The intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina was very powerful while he was alive, and is more powerful now that he is with Jesus.  St. Pio promised us that “When I die, I will ask the Lord to let me remain on the threshold of Paradise, and I will not enter until the last of my spiritual children has entered.”  The Sacred Heart Novena is part of this Padre Pio Novena, since St. Pio said it daily for all who asked for his prayers, and he strongly recommended it to his many spiritual children.

DAY 1:
Beloved St. Pio of Pietrelcina, you have had the signs of the Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ on your body. You have carried this stigmata for everyone, enduring both the physical and mental sufferings that racked your soul and body in a continual sacrifice. We beg you to pray for us, so that we will be able to accept both the little and the larger crosses we too must bear during our life on earth and to offer these sufferings to God, assuring us a place with him in Eternal Life.

“It is to your advantage to commit yourself to the sufferings that Jesus will send to you.  Jesus cannot tolerate seeing you afflicted and he will come to you and comfort you, blessing you with many graces for your soul.” – Padre Pio

Continue with the Sacred Heart Novena

DAY 2:
Saint Pio of Pietrelcina, together with Our Lord Jesus Christ, you’ve been able to withstand the temptations of the Devil. You suffered the beatings and the oppression of the demon of hell, who wanted to have you abandon your journey of holiness. We beg you to pray for us so that, with your help and the help of all of the Heavenly Kingdom, we will be able to find the strength to set sin aside and to persevere in our faith until the day of our death.

“Have courage and do not fear the assaults of the Devil.  Remember this forever; it is a healthy sign if the devil shouts and roars around your conscience, since this shows that he is not inside your will.” – Padre Pio

Continue with the Sacred Heart Novena

DAY 3:
Virtuous St. Pio of Pietrelcina, you love Our Holy Mother very much and have received daily graces and consolations from her. Please, we beg you to pray to the Holy Mother for us.  Place in her hands the sorrow for our sins and our prayers of reparation, so that, as at Cana of Galilee, her Son says ‘yes’ to His Mother and our name may be written in the Book of Eternal Life.

“Mary has to be the star that illuminates your path and she will show you the secure way to go to the Celestial Father.  She will be an anchor to which you must cling in the hour of temptation.” – Padre Pio

Continue with the Sacred Heart Novena

DAY 4:
Chaste St. Pio of Pietrelcina, you loved your Guardian Angel, who served you well as your guide and as a defender and messenger. The Angels brought the prayers of your spiritual children to you. We beg you to pray for us, so that we may learn to call on our Guardian Angel who is always ready to guide us to what is good and to avoid falling into sinful actions.

“Invoke your Guardian Angel, who will enlighten you and guide you.  God has given him to you for your protection, therefore, you should use him accordingly.” – Padre Pio

Continue with the Sacred Heart Novena

DAY 5:
Prudent St. Pio of Pietrelcina, you have had a great devotion for the Souls in Purgatory for whom you have offered yourself as a victim to remit their punishments. Please pray for us and ask God to send us the same interest, compassion and love that you have for these souls. In this way, we will also contribute to reducing their suffering and, with our sacrifices and prayers, win for them their necessary Indulgences.

“My God, I beg you; let me bear the punishments that have been prepared for sinners and the souls in Purgatory. Multiply these punishments for me, so that you may forgive and save the sinners and free their souls from purgatory.” – Padre Pio

Continue with the Sacred Heart Novena

DAY 6:
Obedient St. Pio of Pietrelcina, you have loved the sick more than yourself, because you were able to see Jesus in them. You have performed many miracles by healing patients in the name of Jesus and thereby giving them peace of mind. We beg you to pray for us, so that sick patients, through the intercession of Mary, can be healed and their bodies restored so that they may benefit from the Holy Spirit and, therefore, thank and praise God forever.

“If I knew that a person was afflicted in his mind, body or soul, I would beg God to set him free of his affliction.  I would gladly accept the transfer of his affliction to myself, so that he may be saved, and I would ask that he benefit from the fruits of these sufferings… if the Lord would allow me to do it.” – Padre Pio

Continue with the Sacred Heart Novena

DAY 7:
Blessed St. Pio of Pietrelcina, you have worked in “God’s Plan for Salvation” by offering your sufferings to free sinners from the chains of the Devil. We beg you to pray for us, so that unbelievers will be converted to the faith, that all sinners will repent in their hearts and that those with lukewarm hearts will find renewed enthusiasm for a Christian life. Finally, pray for all those who are faithful, so that they will persevere on their way to salvation.

“If the people of the World could only see the beauty of one’s soul when it is in the grace of God, all sinners and unbelievers of this world would be instantly converted.” – Padre Pio

Continue with the Sacred Heart Novena

DAY 8:
Pure St. Pio of Pietrelcina, you experienced great love for your spiritual children and have helped them by purchasing them for Christ with the giving of your blood.  Please grant us, who have not met you personally, the opportunity to be considered your spiritual children. In this way, with your protection, guidance and strength, you will obtain for us a special blessing from God, so that we may meet Him on the day of our death at the gates of Heaven.

“It would be most fulfilling, if God would grant me just one wish (if it were possible); that He would say, “Enter Heaven!”  This is my one true wish; That God would take me to Heaven at the same time that the last of my children and the last of the people who submitted to my priestly care have entered.” – Padre Pio

Continue with the Sacred Heart Novena

DAY 9:
Humble St. Pio of Pietrelcina, you who loved the Roman Catholic Church, pray for us. May the Master send workers to the harvest and give them the strength and knowledge needed to be children of God. Pray that Our Holy Lady will unite Christian people everywhere, comforting all of them in one great house of the Lord, the lighthouse of our salvation in the storm of life… just as a lighthouse is a beacon for safe return when there is a storm at sea.

“You must always keep yourself on the straight and narrow path in the Holy Catholic Church because She is the only Bride of Christ and can bring you peace. She alone possesses Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, who is the true Prince of Peace.”- Padre Pio

Continue with the Sacred Heart Novena

Chaplet of St. Padre Pio

The Chaplet of St. Padre Pio consists of three sets of three beads.  It begins with a prayer of intercession that was used for the canonization process of St. Padre Pio, and concludes with the prayer that St. Pio said after every Holy Communion.

O Jesus, full of grace and charity, victim for sinners, so impelled by Your love of us that You will to die on the cross, I humbly entreat You to glorify in heaven and on earth, the servant of God, Padre Pio of Pietrelcina, who generously participated in Your sufferings, who loved You so much and labored so faithfully for the glory of Your heavenly Father and for the good of souls.

With confidence, I beseech You to grant me, through his intercession (mention your request here...) which I ardently desire.

Our Father, who art in Heaven…
Hail Mary, full of grace,…
Glory be to the Father,…

Our Father, who art in Heaven…
Hail Mary, full of grace,…
Glory be to the Father,…

Our Father, who art in Heaven…
Hail Mary, full of grace,…
Glory be to the Father,…

Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have Your 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 light an 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, 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; death, judgment and eternity approach. It is necessary to renew my strength, so that I will not stop along the way and for that I need You. It 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, 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.

Canonization Prayer to St. Padre Pio

Pope St. John Paul II prayed this at St. Padre Pio’s canonization on June 16, 2002

Teach us, we pray, humility of heart, so that we may be counted among the little ones of the Gospel to whom the Father promised to reveal the mysteries of His Kingdom. Help us to pray without ceasing, certain that God knows what we need even before we ask Him. Obtain for us the eyes of faith that will help us recognize in the poor and suffering, the very face of Jesus. Sustain us in the hour of trouble and trial and, if we fall, let us experience the joy of the sacrament of forgiveness. Grant us your tender devotion to Mary, mother of Jesus and our Mother. Accompany us on our earthly pilgrimage toward the blessed Homeland, where we too, hope to arrive to contemplate forever the Glory of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  Amen

Prayer of Intercession to St. Padre Pio

Dear God, You generously blessed Your servant, St. Pio of Pietrelcina, with the gifts of the Spirit. You marked his body with the five wounds of Christ Crucified, as a powerful witness to the saving Passion and Death of Your Son. Endowed with the gift of discernment, St. Pio labored endlessly in the confessional for the salvation of souls. With reverence and intense devotion in the celebration of Mass, he invited countless men and women to a greater union with Jesus Christ in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist. Through the intercession of St. Pio of Pietrelcina,  I confidently beseech You to grant me the grace of (here state your petition).  Amen.

Say the “Glory Be…” 3 times

A Prayer for Trust and Confidence in God’s Mercy

by St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

O Lord, we ask for a boundless confidence and trust in Your divine mercy, and the courage to accept the crosses and sufferings which bring immense goodness to our souls and that of Your Church. Help us to love You with a pure and contrite heart, and to humble ourselves beneath Your cross, as we climb the mountain of holiness, carrying our cross that leads to heavenly glory. May we receive You with great faith and love in Holy Communion, and allow You to act in us as You desire for your greater glory. O Jesus, most adorable Heart and eternal fountain of Divine Love, may our prayer find favor before the Divine Majesty of Your heavenly Father.  Amen.

A Prayer to Jesus

by St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Oh my Jesus, give me Your strength when my weak nature rebels against the distress and suffering of this life of exile, and enable me to accept everything with serenity and peace.  With my whole strength I cling to Your merits, Your sufferings, Your expiation, and Your tears, so that I may be able to cooperate with You in the work of salvation.  Give me strength to fly from sin, the only cause of Your agony, Your sweat of blood, and Your death.  Destroy in me all that displeases You and fill my heart with the fire of Your holy love and all Your sufferings.  Clasp me tenderly, firmly, close to You that I may never leave You alone in Your cruel Passion.  I ask only for a place of rest in Your Heart. Amen.

Powerful Healing Prayer

by St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Heavenly Father, I thank you for loving me.  I thank you for sending your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, to the world to save and to set me free.  I trust in your power and grace that sustain and restore me.  Loving Father, touch me now with your healing hands, for I believe that your will is for me to be well in mind, body, soul and spirit.

Cover me with the most precious blood of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ from the top of my head to the soles of my feet.  Cast anything that should not be in me.  Root out any unhealthy and abnormal cells.  Open any blocked arteries or veins and rebuild and replenish any damaged areas.  Remove all inflammation and cleanse any infection by the power of Jesus’ precious blood.  Let the fire of your healing love pass through my entire body to heal and make new any diseased areas so that my body will function the way you created it to function.  Touch also my mind and my emotion, even the deepest recesses of my heart.

Saturate my entire being with your presence, love, joy, and peace and draw me ever closer to you every moment of my life.  And Father, fill me with your Holy Spirit and empower me to do your works so that my life will bring glory and honor to your holy name. I ask this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.

Prayer of Surrender to Jesus

by St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina

Lord, God of my heart, You alone know and see all my troubles.  You alone are aware that all my distress springs from my fear of losing You, of offending You, from my fear of not loving You as much as I should love and desire to love You.  If You, to whom everything is present and who alone can see the future, know that it is for Your greater glory and for my salvation that I should remain in this state, then let it be so.  I don’t want to escape from it.  Give me the strength to fight and to obtain the prize due to strong souls.  Amen.

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