Prayer from Pope Saint John Paul II
This prayer was recited by Pope Saint John Paul II on the occasion of
the canonization of Padre Pio, on June 16, 2002.
Teach us, too, we pray,
Humility so that we may
Be among the humble to whom the Father
In the Gospel promised
To reveal the mysteries of His Kingdom.
Teach us the look of faith that will help us recognize
The face of Jesus Himself in the poor and suffering.
Support us in our hours of trouble
And trial and, should we fall,
Let us feel the joy of the sacrament of forgiveness.
Teach us tender devotion
Towards Maria, 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 the Father,
The Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.