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Padre Pio’s “Secret Weapon Prayer" that resulted to multiples of Miracles

When someone asks you to pray for them, why not pray with “Padre Pio Power"? When I heard that the prayer below (written by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque) was the one Padre Pio would use when people asked him to pray for them, I needed no further encouragement for choosing this prayer in the same way. Padre Pio has tens of thousands of miracles associated with him, including the healing of a very good friend of Pope John Paul II.

When you use this prayer, keep a journal to record these special intentions. Keep in mind this type of petition is for specific needs such as gainful employment, healing from an illness, etc. After some time has passed, refer back to this journal to record the amazing way God answers these prayers. Due to our limited view and God’s eternal view, it is important to always trust that He knows far better what is really needed in these situations. Be open to seeing how sometimes He answers our specific prayers in a way that does not always match exactly with what we asked. When looking back on these petitions, see how His way is better.

Padre Pio’s Sacred Heart Novena Prayer

O my Jesus, You have said: “Truly I say to you, ask and you will receive, seek and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you." Behold I knock, I seek and ask for the grace of (here name your request). Our Father … Hail Mary … Glory Be … Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You.

O my Jesus, You have said: “Truly I say to you, if you ask anything of the Father in My name, He will give it to you." Behold, in Your name, I ask the Father for the grace of (here name your request). Our Father … Hail Mary … Glory Be … Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You.

O my Jesus, You have said: “Truly I say to you, heaven and earth will pass away but My words will not pass away." Encouraged by Your infallible words I now ask for the grace of (here name your request). Our Father … Hail Mary … Glory Be … Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in You.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, for whom it is impossible not to have compassion on the afflicted, have pity on us miserable sinners and grant us the grace which we ask of You, through the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, Your tender Mother and ours.

Say the Hail, Holy Queen and add: “St. Joseph, foster father of Jesus, pray for us."




    1. Andrew Eberlein Reply

      From a purely science standpoint, placebo trials are not always done. Source:

      In fact, you would be hard pressed to find a placebo study linking cigarettes with cancer. Source:

      Also, the Catholic church gathers a comittee of theologians and science experts to determine the validity of a miracle. Source:

      In regards to Padre Pio being a fraud, here’s a source detailing why we are fairly certain he wasn’t. Note: let it be known that the source is biased, as yours was. Source:

      1. Tom Rafferty Reply

        You are avoiding the issue. Of course, placebo-controlled studies can be done. Virtually every medical treatment before it is accepted by experts working in the fields concerned about such DEMAND such. Miracles are claims that an agent (God) can intervene in the biology and chemistry of a sick person in ways that science cannot account for. In virtually every claim of a miracle ever made in the history of mankind, there have been elements of the claim that prevent it from being accepted by unbiased scientists who are experts in the area of the claim.

    2. jaimcito Reply

      The author of your article never says Pio was a fraud or a deceiver.

      1. Tom Rafferty Reply

        He didn’t have to, the evidence for such is clear. Do YOU think he did all of the miraculous stuff that has been said and written about him. Do you not see his deceit? I do.

    3. Amit Joseph Patole Reply

      Hey Tom… May Saint Padre Pio intercede to Lord Jesus for you !

      1. Tom Rafferty Reply

        May you find the wisdom to look at my comment above with an open mind. Peace.

  1. Patrick Gannon Reply

    Pray back an amputated limb and you’ll have my attention!

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  3. Mary Reply

    How about a little boy that has never been told about Padre Pio saw him as this little boy was being wheeled into an operating room! After the operation he told his mom about a man that he saw in the hallway, after he described him to his mom, his mom found a picture of Padre Pio and showed it to the little boy. The little boy excitedly said “that is him, that is the man I saw!” OH by the way, no one else saw him in the hallway just this little boy. I know this little boy so this was not just something I read. The fact that you are alive is a miracle!!! If you don’t believe just go on, you don’t have to voice your non-belief here. Some of us do believe because we have seen miracles everyday.

  4. Anne Reply

    I love Padre Pio I fully believe in him. He has granted favours for me once appeared to me, I am blessed

  5. Clary Reply

    I couldn’t agree more with your opinions Mary, Jaicito, and Andrew and your personal story Mary…Thank God for people like you who enlighten many Catholics.

  6. Myrna Monzon Reply

    I believe in St Padre Pio

  7. Lydia Reply

    Science can never explain how a miracle happens, hence the name ‘miracle’ but the recipients of these miracles know full well it is Divine intercession that has cured them. Whether you believe it or not makes no difference. They are happy and their lives are restored and so is their faith. For non-believers, may you never need a miracle in your lives, but we will pray for you to be enlightened. God bless.

    1. Tom Rafferty Reply

      Personal experience is not evidence. The mind can easily be deceived, and we all have biases. The only way to evaluate reality is to objectively observe phenomenon within scientific experimentation. You folks have the choice: remain in your delusional indoctrination or look at reality through the best method we have, science.

    2. Patrick Gannon Reply

      You seem not to understand that spontaneous cures (not regrowth of amputated limbs however – that’s too much for Yahweh to handle!) happen to people of any and no faith at all. Because we don’t always understand exactly why something like this happens, does not make it a miracle, it just makes it something we don’t understand yet.

  8. James Lee Reply

    those who have faith, ‘can move mountains’ those who have none the mountains may cover them !

    1. Patrick Gannon Reply

      Show me a single mountain moved by prayer. Better yet, show me a single amputated limb that was regrown as a result of prayer.

  9. James Lee Reply

    God who is our creator and almighty is above science. Those who have faith, can ‘move mountains’ those who haven’t can move nothing !

    1. Tom Rafferty Reply

      (Facepalm) THINK people: if this were the truth, there would be no need for hospitals or health care providers. SMH

      1. Mary Reply

        Tom, SMH at you of little faith. Miracles happen everyday. It is a miracle that each of us wake up everyday. Sometimes the doctors are the helping hands of the miracles. Sometimes doctors can’t even explain why a patient is still alive or was cured other than to say it was/is a miracle, it is/was Divine intervention. In those times it is not our job to ask how or why but just to thank God or the Saint that intervened on our behalf.

        1. Patrick Gannon Reply

          If Yahweh intervenes on our behalf, how does he decide who to help and who to scorn? Before I finish this post, a number of small children will starve to death or die of disease. Yahweh is not going to intervene on their behalf, is he? Why does Yahweh choose the random patient (not necessarily just Christian patients), and cure them of some disease or condition spontaneously; while allowing the patient in the next bed to die in agony? But most of all – why can’t he regrow amputated limbs?

        2. Tom Rafferty Reply

          Faith is not a virtue, it is a sign of credulity, gullibility and lazy thinking. How do you determine an event IS a “miracle?” Only by scientific experiment can one separate out human biases and natural chance occurrences from a “miracle.” It’s amazing how hidden God is when such experiments are conducted. That should make an open-minded person question the idea of “miracles.” Go your own way, however, please stop indoctrinating children into such childish dogma. I have a challenge to all of you who accept Christianity: only teach your faith to adults and see how the next generation accept it.

          1. Patrick Gannon

            Interestingly, there is an article today – “Miracles are a sign of God’s presence,” in which the Vatican is tightening the rules for miracles and making them more subject to scientific scrutiny. A very small step, but a step in the right direction, nevertheless. It’s bound to reduce the number of “miracles.”
            For me, it’s simple – I want to see an amputated limb grow back. Then you’ve got my attention… Science will be able to do that one day, but in thousands of years, Yahweh has utterly failed to grow back any amputated limbs. His all-powerfulness only extends to things that happen spontaneously from time to time for as yet unknown reasons.

  10. Rhonda Ann Godwin Reply

    In November of 1998 I was to have emergency surgery for a huge, cancerous cervical tumour on a Tuesday morning at 9:00 am at City Hospital in Saskatoon SK. On the Friday before I met the surgeon, Dr. Barry Gilliland, for the first time. He took an xray that day of my tumour. I was asked to fast for the next four days and arrive at the hosp., by 7:00 am on the Tuesday to prep for surgery, Another xray was taken at that time as the doctor needed to know how much it had grown, moved, etc., over the previous four days. When I was still in my room, starving, at 11:30 am I finally ran the bell. A nurse arrived and when I said, “I was suppose to have surgery at 9:00 am. What’s going on?” She appeared very agitated and responded, “Oh, didn’t anyone tell you?” Then, “I’ll get the doctor.” He arrived shortly, very agitated and said, “Come with me!” I responded, “Like this?” I had only a flimsy hospital gown on. He searched around hurriedly in the cupboards and found me a housecoat and slippers. I then was led to a large room off the OR where he took me into a small cubicle with xrays up on screens. He said, “See this?” I shook my head, “No,” He then said, “This is the xray of your tumour on Friday. This is the one we took this morning.” Again he could see I was purplexed. He emphatically stated, “There’s nothing there! There’s nothing to operate on!” He looked totally freaked out as did the numerous nurses zoning in to have a kind of guarded, almost as if they’d seen a ghost, incredulous look at me. Gilliland just kept staring at me with “WHY?” in his eyes and I somehow knew an atheist understood he had come close to the Kingdom of God on earth (not me, but God’s work). I had prayed with my whole heart, just once, over the weekend, but from my very soul for a miracle as I had four kids who needed me very badly. Although there was no tumour to operate on, and to make the doctor feel better I asked if he would do the D&C (should not have) that had also been planned and he said yes. Just as I was going under a nurse named Kali, with a positively hateful gleam in her eye, grabbed my left wrist and started pulling on it. When I came to in Recovery I saw my wrist. The head nurse came over and asked me about the hugely purple mess of it. She was terribly upset when I told her about Kali and ordered me to report the incident to the Hosp., asap I tried, making a special 25 mile trip in to see the Administrator two weeks later. The bruising and swelling were still very visible but nothing was broken. They refused to acknowledge anything, suggesting I get psychiatric help. We could not afford a lawyer and in our province the lawyers would likely have only taken our money and let the hosp., win, anyway. In one day I got to experience God’s miracle and a little demon’s anger at the truth of it. Naysayers, go away. I’ve had many miracles. The truth is still the truth. Now doctors call these “Spontaneous healing” that they can’t explain but we all know, like it or not. God reigns!

  11. Rhonda Ann Godwin Reply

    Where did my post go?

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