Here is a beautiful prayer of St. Padre Pio that is guaranteed to uplift your soul, particularly in times of difficulties and distress.
Stay with me Lord, for it is necessary to have You present so that I do forget You. You know how easily I abandon You.
Stay with me, Lord, because I am weak and I need Your strength that I may not fail so often.
Stay with me, Lord, for you are my life, and without You, I am without fervor.
Stay with me, Lord, for you are my light, and without You, I am in darkness.
Stay with me, Lord, to show me Your will.
Stay with me, Lord, so that I hear Your voice and follow You.
Stay with me, Lord, for I desire to love You very much, and to be always in Your company.
Stay with me, Lord, for as poor as my soul is, I want it to be a place to consolation for You, a nest of love.
Stay with me, Jesus, for it is getting late and the day is coming to a close, and life passes; death, judgment eternity…approach. It is necessary to renew my strength so that I will not stop along the way, and for that, I need You. It is getting late and death approaches, I fear the darkness, the temptations, the dryness, the cross, the sorrows. O how I need my Jesus in this night of exile.
Stay with me tonight, Jesus. In life with all its dangers, I need You. Let me recognize You as Your disciples did at breaking of the bread, so that Eucharistic Communion will be the light which disperses the darkness, the force which sustains me, the unique joy of my heart.
Stay with me, Lord, because at the hour of my death, I want to remain united to You, if not by Communion, at least by grace and love.
Stay with me, Jesus, I do not ask for divine consolation because I do not merit it, but the gift of Your presence, oh yes, I ask this of You!
Stay with me, Lord, for it is You alone I look for, Your Love, Your Grace, Your Will, Your Heart, Your Spirit, because I love You and ask no other reward but to love You more and more.
With a firm love, I will love You with all my heart on earth and continue to love You perfectly during all eternity. Amen.