(c)Mateo Ivankovic 2016
September 23, 2016
St. Pio of Pietrelcino
Dear Family of Mary!
September 02, 2012 “Dear children, as my eyes are looking at you, my soul is seeking those souls with whom it desires to be one – the souls who have understood the importance of prayer for those of my children who have not come to know the love of the Heavenly Father. I am calling you because I need you. Accept the mission and do not be afraid, I will strengthen you. I will fill you with my graces. With my love I will protect you from the evil spirit. I will be with you. With my presence I will console you in difficult moments. Thank you for your open hearts. Pray for priests. Pray that the unity between my Son and them may be all the stronger, that they may be one. Thank you.”
Our Lady tells us that she is seeking those souls who desire to be one with her, so that they can help her in her mission. She says she will fill us with her graces. Certainly St Padre Pio was one of those souls. A most incredible soul!! He did mighty deeds for the Lord and Our Lady in his lifetime. He suffered every day for souls. He heard thousands of confessions. He worshiped the Lord in Holy Mass as few have ever done. And he loved Our Lady.
Here is a prayer that he prayed every day to Our Lady of Grace. We can pray it today, in honor of St. Pio, and in response to Our Lady’s call to us in Medjugorje!
Prayer to Our Lady of Grace (prayed by Padre Pio every day)
O heavenly treasurer of all graces, Mother of God and my mother Mary, since you are the first-born daughter of the Eternal Father and hold in your hands his omnipotence, be moved to pity my soul and grant me the graces which I fervently ask of you. Hail Mary….
O merciful dispenser of divine graces, Mary most holy, mother of the Eternal incarnate Word who has crowned you with his immense wisdom, look upon the greatness of my sorrow and grant me the graces I need so much. Hail Mary….
O most loving dispenser of divine graces, immaculate Spouse of the Eternal Holy Spirit, most holy Mary, who have received from him a heart which is moved to pity by human misfortunes and which is constrained to offer consolation to those who suffer, be moved to pity my soul and grant me those graces which I await from you with full confidence in your immense goodness. Hail Mary….
O my mother, treasurer of all graces, refuge of poor sinners, consolation of the afflicted, hope of those who despair and most powerful help of Christians, I places all my confidence in you, being sure that you will obtain for me from Jesus the graces which I so much desire, if they are good for my soul. Hail Mary….
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!