St Pio was born on May 25, 1887 and died on September 23, 1968. He was canonized in June 2002, and his feast-day is on September 23. This is a short but very helpful prayer which he used to recite:
My dear Jesus, release from my mind and heart,
- Any troubles from the past.
- Any worries about the present.
- Any anxieties about the future. So that I can desire always and in everything just one thing: to go against myself in favor of Your Love. I entrust my reckless and troubled past to Your Bountiful Mercy, o Lord. I also entrust to Your Infinite Love my confused and undecided present. And I entrust to Your Holy Providence my mysterious future.