If you’re ill and in need of healing, I invite you to pray the following prayer which is considered by many to be one of the most powerful healing prayers by St. Padre Pio.
The Most Powerful Padre Pio Healing Prayer
Heavenly Father, I thank you for loving me. I thank you for sending your Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ, to the world to save and to set me free. I trust in your power and grace that sustain and restore me.
Loving Father, touch me now with your healing hands, for I believe that your will is for me to be well in mind, body, soul and spirit. Cover me with the most precious blood of your Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ from the top of my head to the soles of my feet.
Cast out anything that should not be in me. Root out any unhealthy and abnormal cells. Open any blocked arteries or veins and rebuild and replenish any damaged areas. Remove all inflammation and cleanse any infection by the power of Jesus’ precious blood.
Let the fire of your healing love pass through my entire body to heal and make new any diseased areas so that my body will function the way you created it to function. Touch also my mind and my emotion, even the deepest recesses of my heart.
Saturate my entire being with your presence, love, joy and peace and draw me ever closer to you every moment of my life. And Father, fill me with your Holy Spirit and empower me to do your works so that my life will bring glory and honour to your holy name. I ask this in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
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A Prayer to Padre Pio for the Healing and Recovery of Someone Else
Though the prayer above is a petition for your own healing, this next prayer is to ask for the physical healing of a love one or some other person through Padre Pio’s intercession:
Padre Pio, during your earthly life you sanctified pain and suffering, and through you, the Lord performed miracles and works of healing. You always showed mercy and compassion for those who were ill, and you gave us a shining example of faith and obedience to the will of the Lord, our God.
Beloved Padre Pio, we place our loved ones who are ill in your hands. We place in your care all those who are terminally ill, who have no earthly hope, and we humbly ask you to perform a miraculous work of healing for them.
Glorious Padre Pio, dry their tears.
Give them faith and hope even when they feel afraid. Renew their faith so they may believe that everything is possible if it is God’s will. Stay by them, every day, in weakness and in pain. Encircle them with compassion, so they never lack the strength and the courage to confront their illness with determination.
Padre Pio, let my prayer for healing be worthy to be heard in the heavens. Through your intercession Padre Pio, may the power of God and of the Holy Spirit flow through every cell in their body, deep into their soul, to purify and heal them from any affliction.
Dearest Padre Pio, I know that to ask for the healing of a loved one my faith must be pure and sincere, and so I open my soul and my heart to you. Fill me with glorious light and overcome my selfishness with your infinite goodness; make me more charitable and teach me to be more generous, with no thought for earthly compensation.
Padre Pio, you are my guide, my heart’s joy, my example of a life lived for Christ – Strengthen my hope that [name] may be healed.
Loving Padre Pio, intercede for [name], that his/her health may be restored, according to the Father’s will. Show me your love and grant that my loved one may be healed for the glory of our Lord who lives and reigns forever and ever.
Why Padre Pio is a Powerful Intercessor
From an early age, St. Padre Pio’s life was marked by intense physical and spiritual sufferings. Mysterious illnesses plagued him with terrible pains, fevers, and lip sores, yet he persevered in his devotion to God.
Later, bearing the stigmata of Christ for 50 long years brought him agonizing pain, embarrassment, and doubt from others about his character. It was even common throughout his life for him to experience tormenting demonic attacks.
Despite endless tribulations, Padre Pio never became discouraged or bitter. He offered every struggle up to God with heroic patience and humility, focused on sacrificial love.
Therefore, Padre Pio stands out for handling immense sufferings with grace. When burdens and trials seem overwhelming in our own lives, we have a compassionate friend in him who understands firsthand what it means to carry heavy crosses.
In our pain, we can turn confidently to this beloved saint and ask for his heavenly aid. His example inspires us to unite our sufferings to Christ’s for the salvation of souls. And through God’s grace, his prayers can help us find strength to persevere through all our difficulties.
9 Powerful Quotes from Padre Pio about Suffering
1. “Love Jesus, love Him very much, but to do this, be ready to love sacrifice more.”
2. “Remember, our suffering is brief but our reward is eternal.”
3. “The Christian’s motto is the cross. You will recognize God’s love by this sign, by the sufferings He sends you.”
4. “Endure tribulations, illness, and pain, for the love of God and for the conversion of poor sinners.”
5. “In this life Jesus does not ask you to carry the heavy cross with Him, but a small piece of His cross, a piece that consists of human suffering.”
6. “One day when we are able to see the full midday light, we will know what value and what treasures our earthly sufferings have been that have made us gain our everlasting Homeland.”
7. “How unbearable is pain when suffered far from the Cross, but how sweet and bearable it becomes when it is offered close to the Cross of Jesus!”
8. “Don’t be daunted by the cross. The surest test of love consists in suffering for the loved one, and if God suffered so much for love, the pain we suffer for Him becomes as lovable as love itself.”
9. “The greater your sufferings, the greater God’s love for you.”
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