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.”


By FR RICHARD HEILMAN

65 Comments

  • OliviaMiclat says:

    Amen.

  • Mary says:

    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.

  • Anne says:

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

  • Clary says:

    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.

  • Myrna Monzon says:

    I believe in St Padre Pio

  • Lydia says:

    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.

  • James Lee says:

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

  • James Lee says:

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

  • Ernani Ramos says:

    Pray, Hope and dont worry

  • Rhonda Ann Godwin says:

    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!

  • Rhonda Ann Godwin says:

    Where did my post go?

    • Fay May Lee says:

      God is Good all the time! Praise and Thank the Good Lord daily! Amen.
      Simple Faith in God will see us through any situation.
      If we can understand God, then we won’t be Human

  • Richelle says:

    I am a Science teacher. I try my best to bridge the gap between Faith and Science.to my students.
    Albert Einstein, I quote ” The More I study Science, the more I believe in God. “

  • Mariah says:

    Taste and see that the Lord is real
    I am a living testimony to that fact

  • Priscilla Gomez. says:

    Wish I could see the Lord’s miracle on my sons (Autism) and financial blessings and wish I could be a living testimony to that.

    • Bob says:

      My email is richbob@rediffmail.com. What you posted needs a deep conversation. However, in few words, challenges are the manner in which God brings us closer to him.Prayer is the way we communicate to God.The Rosary and its assoiciated prayers unite us with God.Mother Mary is the epitome of faith.Follow her life.Graces are received in many ways.Pray for wisdom to respond to the Challenges and you will receive the Grace.Pray for discernment and you will receive wisdom.Pray with unwavering faith.
      Lord Jesus, you said that when two or three are gathered in your name ,you would be present.
      Lord, come into our presence now and forever more. Come into the life of Priscilla Gomez and bless her. Give her the Grace to manage her son’s autism. Give her the wisdom to deal with her finances to lead her to prosperity. In faith we pray.Amen.

  • khrizzy says:

    i feel pity for those people who did not believe in miracle.one day they will bend on its knees..

  • Lynn Georgiady says:

    For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those that don’t, no explanation is possible. May God bless you.

  • Bob says:

    Prayers work. That is why people pray.Otherwise people would have stopped praying.

  • louise says:

    Hi Everyone! Let Tom believe what he wants to believe in. It’s useless to argue with an aethist like him. Let’s just pray for him to experience a miracle . Please continue to believe that our God is great all the time. Don’t be influenced by non-believers like Tom.

  • Debra Harmon says:

    For those who believe no explanation is necessary for those who do not believe, no explanation is sufficient.

  • Sheila says:

    Let us continue to pray for those who do not believe. Let us love, accept and understand them. I believe in God and I personally experience miracle thru St. Padre Pio’s intercession. I don’t need to know how it happens, i do not need any scientific explanations one thing is for sure that God is real. Let love reigns because if you love you experience miracle. God bless us all!!!

  • Hing says:

    Tom do you think who create the universe. .
    Give us a scientific answer who started the universe? ?? Not a theory please.

  • Greg says:

    Padre Pio was asked what he thought about modern people who didn’t believe in hell.

    “They’ll believe in hell when they get there.” he replied.

  • Maria says:

    My uncle received Devine intervention that doctors could not explain. Miracles exist. Sad for those who don’t believe in it. Just pray for them.

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