Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Prayer to Padre Pio to Become a Spiritual Child

St. Padre Pio

Even though Padre Pio is a saint in Heaven, we can still ask him to be our spiritual father. It was after my father died that I asked to become his spiritual child.
Dear Padre Pio, I recall your promise to the Lord, "Lord, I will stand at the gates of heaven until I see all my spiritual children have entered."

Encouraged by your gracious promise, I ask you to accept me as a spiritual child and to intercede for my prayer requests...(Here state your petitions)

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever.

Amen.

The following quotes from Padre Pio tell how he looked after and loved his spiritual family:

"I love my Spiritual Children as much as my own soul, and even more."

"Once I take a soul on, I also take on their entire family as my spiritual children."

"To my Spiritual Children, my prayers for you will never be lacking."

"If one of my spiritual children ever goes astray, I shall leave my flock and seek him out."

"I shall stand at the gates of Paradise until all my spiritual children have entered."
The Padre Pio Foundation of America

I often ask him to help me prior to examining my conscience and before going to Confession. I find that Padre Pio does help me in giving me spiritual direction.

3 comments:

GrandmaK said...

This is so very encouraging! Thank you!!! Cathy

Loci B. Lenar said...

The prayer is beautiful. On the Angels, Wonders, and Miracles of Faith blog, I posted an inspirational story regarding the healing of Anthony Fuina. Mr. Fuina had a miraculous encounter with Saint Pio of Pietrelcina. Please visit the following link to read entire story: http://lenarpoetry.blogspot.com/2009/07/anthony-fuina-miraculously-healed.html

Esther G. said...

You're welcome Cathy!

Thank you Loci. I will check it out.