Prayer of Padre Pio

Stay with me, Lord
In Your Presence, be
So, I don’t forget You
For I do, easily

Stay with me, Lord
Because I am weak
For I fall often
Your strength, I seek

Stay with me, Lord
My life, You fashion
For without You
I am without passion

Stay with me, Lord
For You are my light
And without you
I’m lost in the night

Stay with me, Lord
To show me Your will
To hear Your voice
And follow You, still

Stay with me, Lord
For I love thee
Let me always stay
In Your company

Stay with me, Lord
If You wish me to
Always to be
Faithful to You

Stay with me, Lord
Let my poor soul rest
Place of consoling
Your love be my nest

Stay with me, Lord
As life passes through
Renewing my strength
Never stop needing You

It’s getting late
Death waits its trial
I fear the darkness
In this night of exile

Stay with me tonight
My Jesus, pursue
In life and its dangers
My Lord, I need You

Let me see You
In the breaking of bread
Light through the darkness
Your joy keeps heart fed

Stay with me, Lord
When death that I face
United to You
By love and by grace

Stay with me Jesus
No consolation is due
But gift of Your Presence
This, I ask of You!

Stay with me Lord
You alone, I adore
Your grace and your will
For You more and more

With a firm love
All my heart perfectly
Continue to love You
Throughout eternity

Amen.

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That I’ve Come to Know

What is of this drawing
That I’ve come to know
Mystery of Presence
Of grace that You bestow

What is of this dwelling
That I’ve come to know
Wrapped in arms of comfort
Letting my true self, show

What is of this being
That I’ve come to know
Spirit of instilling
Setting soul aglow

What is of this loving
That I’ve come to know
Empty cup of filling
Let it overflow

Our True Nothingness

To really know
Spiritual things
Is to know that
We don’t know anything

Spiritual knowing
A mystery great
So wonderfully big
Let us contemplate

One day we shall know
As fully as we’re known
In this humble way
The pathway be shown

To let God know you
In our emptiness
In our nakedness
Our true nothingness

To let all yourself
Fully to be seen
By the great lover
Freedom to glean

We’ll be fully known
Then we can say
We will know God
In the same way

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Bring Me

Bring me your loneliness
Relationship find
A friendship eternal
My love of divine

Bring me your sinfulness
And you will see
Your soul be washed clean
By my great mercy

Bring me your emptiness
Find gifts to instill
Of wisdom and joy
Your soul to fill

Bring me your humbleness
A calling, create
My kingdom of building
A purpose, so great

Bring me your nothingness
On me to call
One of my kingdom
And you’ll have it all

Bring me your brokenness
I’ll make you whole
In me, completeness
Healing your soul