Padre Pio said this of prayer: ‘Prayer is the best weapon we have; it is the key to God’s heart. You must speak to Jesus not only with your lips, but with your heart. In fact on certain occasions you should only speak to Him with your heart’. He also speaks of prayer as ‘the oxygen of the soul’.

Each day, then, we need to take deep breaths of this oxygen, for our life depends on it. May Padre Pio pray for us before the throne of God, that we may truly receive the graces He has prepared for us, and may He bless you this day.