Friday, May 25, 2007




41!


Today is my birthday. And I am 41 years young. I share a birthday with St. Padre Pio. And so I would like to share the following prayer:



A Prayer to Padre Pio


Beloved Padre Pio, today I come to add my prayer to the thousands of prayers offered to you every day by those who love and venerate you. They ask for cures and healings, earthly and spiritual blessings, and peace for body and mind. And because of your friendship with the Lord, he heals those you ask to be healed, and forgives those you forgive.


Through your visible wounds of the Cross, which you bore for 50 years, you were chosen in our time to glorify the crucified Jesus. Because the Cross has been replaced by other symbols, please help us to bring it back in our midst, for we acknowledge it is the only true sign of salvation.


As we lovingly recall the wounds that pierced your hands, feet and side, we not only remember the blood you shed in pain, but your smile, and the invisible halo of sweet smelling flowers that surrounded your presence, the perfume of sanctity.


Padre Pio, may the healings of the sick become the testimony that the Lord has invited you to join the holy company of Saints. In your kindness, please help me with my own special request: (mention here your petition, and make the sign of the Cross).


Bless me and my loved ones. In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.


Amen.

4 comments:

Margaret said...

Happy birthday Paul. I am praying for you.

God bless!

Terri said...

Happy Birthday, Paul. God's many blessings on you!

Marie Tremblay said...

Paul, happy 41st birthday....May the Immaculate Heart of Mary always guide and protect you.

All the best,
Marie

Ian said...

Congratulations Mr. Melanson. I continue to enjoy your Blog. I particularly enjoyed your expose of the Saint Benedict Center. Hate groups which portray themselves as Catholic or Christian only serve to harm the churches and confuse people.

Keep it up.

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