Prayer of St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina: “Stay, Lord, with me”


… because you are my light and without you I am in darkness

stay, Lord, with me, because your presence is necessary so as not to forget you. You know how easily I abandon you.

Stay, Lord, with me, for I am weak and I need your strength not to fall many times.

Stay, Lord, with me, because you are my light and without you I am in darkness.

Stay, Lord, with me, because you are my life and without you I lose my fervor.

Stay, Lord, with me, to let me know your will.

Stay, Lord, with me, so that I may hear your voice and follow you.

Stay, Lord, with me, for I want to love you very much and be always in your company.

Stay, Lord, with me, if you want me to be faithful to you.

Stay, Lord, with me, because no matter how poor my soul is, I want to be for you a place of comfort and a nest of love.

Stay, Jesus, with me, it’s late and the day is over … Life goes by; death, judgment, eternity are approaching and it is necessary to recover my strength so as not to delay in the journey, and for that I need you. It’s already late and death is approaching. I fear the darkness, the temptations, the aridity, the cross, the sufferings – and I need you very much, my Jesus, in this night of exile.

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Stay, Jesus, with me, because in this night of life, of dangers, I need you. Make him, like your disciples, recognize you in the breaking of bread; that the Eucharistic Communion be the light that dissipates the darkness, the force that sustains me and the only joy of my heart.

Stay, Lord, with me, because in the hour of death I want to be united to you; if not for communion, at least for grace and for love.

Stay, Jesus, with me; I do not ask for divine consolations because I do not deserve them, but the gift of your presence, ah, yes, I ask you!

Stay, Lord, with me; I’m only looking for you; your love, your grace, your will, your heart, your spirit, because I love you and I do not ask for another reward but to love you more. With a firm, practical love, to love you with all my heart on earth to follow you loving perfectly for all eternity.