Stay with me Lord


This is a prayer of St. Pio of Pietrelcina.  He prayed this after Holy Communion.  I love it and pray it often.  I offer it, along with St. Pio,  for your prayer and reflection.

Stay with me Lord.

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, 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, andwithout 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 next of love.

Stay with me Lord, 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.  Let me recognize You as your disciples did at the breaking of the bread, so that the Eucharistic Communion be the Light witch disperses the darkness, the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.

Stay with me Lord, because at the hour of my death, I want to remain united to You, if not by communion, at least by grace and love.

Stay with me Jesus, I do not ask for divine consolation, because I do not merit it, but the gift of Your Presence, oh Yes, I ask this of You!

Stay with me Lord, for it is You along I look for, Your Love, Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart, Your Spirit because I love You and ask no other reward but to love You more and more.  With a firm love, I will love You with all my heart while on earth and continue to love You perfectly during all eternity. 

Amen.

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Molly Hernandez
    Nov 09, 2011 @ 12:36:10

    Thank you Joan,
    How beautiful.
    I needed this prayer today.
    Molly <

    Reply

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