[quote=TerryPaul]I felt very close to Padre Pio at one time and I guess I am looking for assurance of our faith outside the Bible etc. I know that Padre Pio battled and contended with so much and has been my role model and I would like to lean on my faith (small “f”) in him again to maybe help me out of this present darkness.
Lots of love,
Try this prayer. It is by John Paul II to Saint (Padre) Pio.
Teach us humility, we pray, so that we may be among the humble to which the Father in the Gospel promised to reveal the mysteries of His Kingdom.
Teach us the look of faith that will help us recognise the face of Jesus himself in the poor and the suffering.
Support us in our hours of trouble and trials and should we fall, help us feel the joy of the Sacrament of forgiveness.
Teach us tender devotion towards Mary, Mother of Christ and our mother. Accompany us on our earthly pilgrimage towards the blessed homeland where we, too, hope to arrive to contemplate eternally the glory of of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
That is one of the prayers I say every morning. I too feel close to Padre Pio.