Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Stay With Me, Lord ~ St. Pio of Pietrelcina



“Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have You present so that I do not forget You. You know how easily I abandon You.” St. Pio of Pietrelcina



I am struck by the beauty of Padre Pio’s prayers. This line reminds me to ask Jesus to stay with me after receiving Him in the Blessed Sacrament. How quick we forget Him when we walk back into the world. We forget Him when we see the sick struggling to make it through the day. We forget Him when we see the lonely wandering the street. We forget Him when we see the depressed sinking in despair. We forget Him in so many ways.



How often do we abandon Him? I know I’ve abandoned Him many times when I’ve seen someone in need. I’ve abandoned Him when I thought I had better things to do. What could be better than being with Him? Just like His disciples I’ve forgotten and abandoned Him, but He remembers me and stays with me.



Once again, “Stay with me, Lord, for it is necessary to have You present so that I do not forget You. You know how easily I abandon You.” St. Pio of Pietrelcina

5 comments:

Colleen said...

Your blog looks great! Beautiful post too. We promise to not abandon Jesus but then we do forget. Like you said, He never abandons us. God bless!

Jill said...

One of the last things Christ said on the Cross-why have you forsaken me. Thank God He never does. I read a little booklet about this once, about the rooms in our heart and that one room we dont want anyone to see into, especially Jesus. Jesus was waiting patiently for the man in the story as he decorated these rooms until one day he passed the open door and saw Jesus still sitting there and the Lord said well do you have time for me now? We do so often push Him aside when he should be at the forefront of everything. Good reminder here.

Just Be Real said...

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Karinann said...

I love this prayer. I pray it in its entirety during my holy hour sometimes, but the "Stay with me Lord." I pray often and usually add "help me to stay with You!"
Hugs and Blessings!

HeartfeltHeartLook said...

Colleen, Thank you for your sweet complements and hugs to you!
Jill, That story about the rooms is profound in itself. Thanks for sharing it! :)
JBR (((Back at cha)))
Karinann, It's a favorite of mine too. I thought I'd take one line at a time, from time to time on the blog. Thanks for visiting. Y'all are the best! Love to EVERYONE!