My dad was devoted to St. Pio of Pietrelcina, and St. Pio was devoted to prayer.
Today, on his feast day, I remember Pop, and offer you this brief prayer composed by Padre Pio:
May Jesus comfort you
in all your afflictions.
May He sustain you in dangers,
watch over you always with His grace,
and indicate the safe path
that leads to eternal salvation.
And may He render you
always dearer to His Divine Heart
and always more worthy of Paradise. Amen.