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The prayer of St. Padre Pio for family members is a powerful prayer that is used by many to help restore family unity during this crucial and troubled time. I am re-publishing this content from 2011, because I feel it is full of awesome and amazing content. Padre Pio was born one hundred years ago and his prayer for family (and for all of us!) is unique in that it is centered around God, family and prayer. No matter how many times you might have read this prayer, I guarantee you will experience something different each time. This article is to share one of the best prayers written by St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), which changed my life more than any other during my pregnancy and labour. My husband and I prayed this prayer together every day during the first trimester of my pregnancy and I soon found out that we were expecting a baby boy. This article will show you why Padre Pio’s Prayer for Family is so powerful, and how it can work for you.

Padre pio prayer for family

Dear St. Padre Pio, you were a man of prayer and faith. You knew how to love God and serve others. You asked for little, but gave much. Today I ask for your intercession in my family. I ask that all of us might be closer to God and one another, so that our home may be a place of peace and love. Please pray for me and my husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend/children as we strive to be better Catholics and better parents. Let us follow the example of our Blessed Mother Mary and St. Joseph by living lives full of love, joy and peace! Help us forgive each other when we have hurt one another in word or deed; help us to forgive those who have hurt us; help us love one another more than ourselves; help us trust in God’s plan even when it seems dark or hopeless! We ask this through Christ Our Lord. Amen O Lord, Holy Father, You know the needs of my family. You know how much I love them and want to see them grow in faith and holiness. Help me to be a good husband and father. Grant me the wisdom necessary to lead my family with love and patience. Give me the strength to bear with their faults and imperfections. Help me to work hard and strive for excellence in all that I do. May Your word be ever on my lips as I teach my children. O Lord, Holy Father, You are the source of all goodness and holiness. May you bless my family through every stage of their lives, protecting us from sin and leading us closer to You each day we live together on this earth. Amen

padre pio miracle prayer

Padre Pio, you who have loved the Lord so much, and have been loved so much by him, come to our aid and obtain for us from God that our family be united, serene and peaceful. Help us to imitate in our family the virtues which were yours. Obtain for us all necessary graces so that we do not get lost. Grant that through love and mutual understanding we may always rate each other as precious gifts of God.

Padre Pio was born Francesco Forgione on May 25, 1887 in Pietrelcina in the province of Foggia, Italy. He was orphaned at a young age and sent to live with an uncle who was a farmer. In 1901 he felt called to religious life and joined the Capuchin Order where he took his vows after completing his theological studies.

Padre Pio’s sanctity became apparent from his early days as a friar: many people reported miracles by him while visiting San Giovanni Rotondo; they claimed that they were healed through his prayers. He also had stigmata on his wrists and feet which appeared during Masses after World War I (1914–18). Stigmata are marks resembling those of Christ on His hands and feet caused by deep spiritual suffering or sorrows such as those experienced by Jesus Christ during His Passion (suffering).

short prayer to st padre pio

Padre Pio prayer for family

O God, Who has taught us to pray in the words of Our Lord: “Father, hallowed be Thy name,” grant that our parents may be known for their virtue and good example. Use them as channels to bring about conversion among their children. May the love of Your Sacred Heart increase within each member of this family so that they may live according to Christian ideals. Through Christ our Lord…Amen

short prayer to st padre pio

St. Padre Pio

The marks of the stigmata, appeared on Padre Pio’s body, while he was praying before a crucifix and making his thanksgiving after Mass

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.

Who is St. Padre Pio?

The Padre Pio Devotions site lends us this short story of one of the most loved contemporary saints of our time. He is also very popular among people seeking cure for their ailments, physically and speritualy. Here is the touching story:

Padre Pio (Francesco Forgione) was born to Giuseppa and Grazio Forgione, in the small farming town of Pietrelcina, Italy on May 25, 1887. Although the Forgiones were poor in material goods, they were certainly rich in their faith life and in the love of God.

Even as a young boy, Francesco had already shown signs of extraordinary gifts of grace. At the age of five, he dedicated his life to God. From his early childhood, he showed a remarkable recollection of spirit and a love for the religious life. His mother described him as a quiet child who, from his earliest years, loved to go to church and to pray.

As a young boy, he was able to see and communicate with, not only his guardian angel but also with Jesus and the Virgin Mary. In his simplicity, Francesco assumed everyone had the same experiences. Once a woman who noticed his spiritual demeanor asked him, “When did you consecrate your life to God? Was it at your first Holy Communion?” and he answered, “Always, daughter, always.”

When Francesco was fifteen years old, he was admitted to the novitiate of the Capuchin Order of the Friars Minor in Morcone, Italy. He was admired by his fellow-students as well as by his Superiors for his exemplary behavior and his deep piety. One of the novices stated, “There was something which distinguished him from the other students. Whenever I saw him, he was always humble, recollected, and silent. What struck me most about Brother Pio was his love of prayer.”

On August 10, 1910, at the age of twenty-three, Padre Pio was ordained to the priesthood.

The celebration of the Holy Mass was for Padre Pio, the center of his spirituality. Due to the long pauses of contemplative silence into which he entered at various parts of the Holy Sacrifice, his Mass could sometimes last several hour. Everything about him spoke of how intensely he was living the Passion of Christ.

The parish priest in Pietrelcina called Padre Pio’s Mass, “an incomprehensible mystery.” When asked to shorten his Mass, Padre Pio replied, “God knows that I want to say Mass just like any other priest, but I cannot do it.”

His parishioners were deeply impressed by his piety and one by one they began to come to him, seeking his counsel. For many, even a few moments in his presence, proved to be a life changing experience.

As the years passed, pilgrims began to come to him by the thousands, from every corner of the world, drawn by the spiritual riches which flowed so freely from his extraordinary ministry. To his spiritual children he would say, “It seems to me as if Jesus has no other concern but the sanctification of your soul.”

Padre Pio is understood above all else as a man of prayer. Before he was thirty years old he had already reached the summit of the spiritual life known as the “unitive way” of transforming union with God. He prayed almost continuously. His prayers were usually very simple. He loved to pray the Rosary and recommended it to others.

To someone who asked him what legacy he wished to leave to his spiritual children, his brief reply was, “My child, the Rosary.” He had a special mission to the souls in Purgatory and encouraged everyone to pray for them.

He used to say, “We must empty Purgatory with our prayers.” Father Agostino Daniele, his confessor, director, and beloved friend said, “One admires in Padre Pio, his habitual union with God. When he speaks or is spoken to, we are aware that his heart and mind are not distracted from the thought and sentiment of God.”

Padre Pio suffered from poor health his entire life, once saying that his health had been declining from the time he was nine years old. After his ordination to the priesthood, he remained in his hometown of Pietrelcina and was separated from his religious community for more than five years due to his precarious health.

Although the cause of his prolonged and debilitating illnesses remained a mystery to his doctors, Padre Pio did not become discouraged. He offered all of his bodily sufferings to God as a sacrifice, for the conversion of souls. He experienced many spiritual sufferings as well. “I am fully convinced that my illness is due to a special permission of God,” he said.

Shortly after his ordination, he wrote a letter to his spiritual director, Father Benedetto Nardella, in which he asked permission to offer his life as a victim for sinners. He wrote, “For a long time I have felt in myself a need to offer myself to the Lord as a victim for poor sinners and for the souls in Purgatory.

This desire has been growing continually in my heart so that it has now become what I would call a strong passion. . .It seems to me that Jesus wants this.”

The marks of the stigmata, the wounds of Christ, appeared on Padre Pio’s body, on Friday, September 20, 1918, while he was praying before a crucifix and making his thanksgiving after Mass. He was thirty-one years old and became the first stigmatized priest in the history of the Church. With resignation and serenity, he bore the painful wounds in his hands, feet, and side for fifty years.

In addition, God endowed Padre Pio with many extraordinary spiritual gifts and charisms including the gift of healing, bilocation, prophecy, miracles, discernment of spirits, the ability to abstain beyond man’s natural powers from both sleep and nourishment, the ability to read hearts, the gift of tongues (the ability to speak and understand languages that he had never studied), the gift of conversions, the grace to see angelic beings in form, and the fragrance which emanated from his wounds and which frequently announced his invisible presence.

When a friend once questioned him about these charisms, Padre Pio said, “You know, they are a mystery to me, too.” Although he received more than his share of spiritual gifts, he never sought them, never felt worthy of them. He never put the gifts before the Giver. He always remained humble, constantly at the disposal of Almighty God.

His day began at 2:30 a.m. when he would rise to begin his prayers and to make his preparation for Mass. He was able to carry on a busy apostolate with only a few hours of sleep each night and an amount of food that was so small (300–400 calories a day) that his fellow priests stated that it was not enough food even to keep a small child alive.

Between Mass and confessions, his workday lasted 19 hours. He very rarely left the monastery and never took even a day’s vacation from his grueling schedule in 51 years. He never read a newspaper or listened to the radio. He cautioned his spiritual children against watching television.

In his monastery in San Giovanni Rotondo, he lived the Franciscan spirit of poverty with detachment from self, from possessions, and from comforts. He always had a great love for the virtue of chastity, and his behavior was modest in all situations and with all people. In his lifetime, Padre Pio reconciled thousands of men and women back to their faith.

The prayer groups that Padre Pio established have now spread throughout the world. He gave a new spirit to hospitals by founding one which he called “The Home for the Relief of Suffering.” He saw the image of Christ in the poor, the suffering, and the sick and gave himself particularly to them. He once said, “Bring God to all those who are sick. This will help them more than any other remedy.”

Serene and well prepared, he surrendered to Sister Death on September 23, 1968 at the age of eighty-one. He died as he had lived, with his Rosary in his hands. His last words were Gesú, Maria — Jesus, Mary — which he repeated over and over until he breathed his last. He had often declared, “After my death I will do more. My real mission will begin after my death.”

In 1971, Pope Paul VI, speaking to the superiors of the Capuchin order, said of Padre Pio, “What fame he had. How many followers from around the world. Why? Was it because he was a philosopher, a scholar, or because he had means at his disposal? No, it was because he said Mass humbly, heard confessions from morning until night and was a marked representative of the stigmata of Our Lord. He was truly a man of prayer and suffering.”

In one of the largest liturgies in the Vatican’s history, Pope John Paul II canonized Padre Pio on June 16, 2002. during his homily, Pope John Paul recalled how, in 1947, as a young priest he journeyed from Poland to make his confession to Padre Pio. “Prayer and charity–this is the most concrete synthesis of Padre Pio’s teaching,” the Pope said.

Drawing approximately eight million pilgrims each year, San Giovanni Rotondo, where St. Pio lived and is now buried, is second only to the shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico in its number of annual visitors.

St. Pio’s whole life might be summed up in the words of St. Paul to the Colossians, “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I complete what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the Church.”

St. Pio of Pietrelcina, pray for us.

St. Padre Pio’s feast is celebrated September 23.

St. Padre Pio is the patron of Civil defense volunteers, Adolescents, Pietrelcina, Stress relief, & January blues.

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