Beloved Padre Pio,
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 peace for body and mind.
And 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 crucified Jesus.
Because the Cross has been replaced by other symbols,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, may the healings of the sick
become the testimony that the Lord has invited you
to join the holy company of Saints.
In your kindness, please help me with my own special request:
(Mention your intention here, and then make the sign of the Cross.)
Bless me and my loved ones.
In the name of the Father,
the Son and the Holy Spirit.