The Prayer of St. Padre Pio is a well-known Catholic prayer that is also known as the “Prayer After Communion.” It is a prayer that expresses gratitude to God for the gift of the Eucharist and asks for His guidance and protection in our daily lives.
Here is the full text of the Prayer of St. Padre Pio:
“Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have You present so that I do not forget You. You know how easily I abandon You.
Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak, and I need Your strength, so that I may not fall so often.
Stay with me, Lord, for You are my life, and without You, I am without fervor.
Stay with me, Lord, for You are my light, and without You, I am in darkness.
Stay with me, Lord, to show me Your will.
Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Your voice and follow You.
Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love You very much, and always be in Your company.
Stay with me, Lord, if You wish me to be faithful to You.
Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is, I want it to be a place of consolation for You, a nest of love.
Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close, and life passes; death, judgment, eternity approaches. It is necessary to renew my strength, so that I will not stop along the way and for that, I need You. It is getting late and death approaches, I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows. O how I need You, my Jesus, in this night of exile!
Stay with me tonight, Jesus, in life with all its dangers. I need You.“
The Prayer of St. Padre Pio is a beautiful and powerful prayer that can help us to deepen our relationship with God and to seek His guidance and protection in our daily lives. It reflects the spirit of St. Padre Pio’s own devotion to the Eucharist and his desire to stay close to Jesus at all times.