O God, as your name, so also your praise reaches to the ends of the earth (Psalm 47)|
When your glory appears, my joy will be full (Psalm 16)
I will praise your name O Lord for its goodness (Psalm 53)
God is in his holy dwelling … he gives power and strength to his people (Psalm 67)
Padre Pio’s words are taken from letters to his spiritual daughters:
Girolama Longo: 1918: April 15; May 19;
1920: February 18; July 29. |
Freida Folger: 1920: November 18; 1921: January 5; July 4; 1922: August 28; December 21
|1 You are very dear to the Lord.||2 Shadows, fears … are diabolical tricks which you must reject.||3 (God’s) mercy renders you dear to Him, and he wants you to be similar to his beloved Son.||4 Let the Holy Spirit accomplish what he wants in you.|
|5 Abandon yourself to (the Holy Spirit’s) transports and do not fear.||6 No matter what the tempter may say or do, God is working out in you his admirable purpose.||7 (God’s) admirable purpose is to complete your transformation in him||8 Stick firmly to the truth.||9 Get rid of all doubt and anxiety.||10 God alone is the supreme King of your heart.||11 Be comforted in the Lord and reject what the devil suggests to you.|
|12 When the soul moans and fears offending God it does not offend him, and is very far from doing so||13 Love urges and love attracts.||14 Let us pray to God, let us beseech him that he may let us know his will.||15 (Let us) submit (our wills) to his that we may desire nothing except through his will.||16 Live tranquilly without anxiety or agitation of heart.||17 Do not fear. Jesus is with you. He is working within you.||18 In darkness, times of tribulation and spiritual anxiety, Jesus is with you.|
|19 God repeats to you through the prophet …: ‘I am with the troubled soul’ (ps.91)||20 By all means complain to Jesus as you like: Pray to him as you wish, but adhere firmly to his words.||21 The bitterness of love is still sweet and its burden gracious.||22 Do not complain if you are still unable to definitively embrace the Supreme Good.||23 Do not let the difficulties that every holy work encounters, stop you.||24 Retire in order to meditate at least twice a day, preferably in the morning and in the evening.||25 Do not fail to do some spiritual reading every day.|
|26 Often examine your conscience and don’t be benevolent with yourself.||27 The Apostle (Paul) said that if we judge ourselves, we will not be judged by God. (1 Cor.11:31)||28 May Jesus always look upon you with benevolent eyes … and may he make you holy!||29 Humble yourself always under the hand of the divine craftsman, and let yourself be guided as he pleases.||30 Rely on Jesus for everything and all will work out well.||31 Continue to do good and leave the good outcome to Jesus.|
Prayers to Padre Pio |
( for each Day of the Week)
V - May I never boast of anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.
V - You bore the wounds of Christ on your body.
V - Pray for us St. Pio of Pietrelcina.
Let us pray: