Monday, August 07, 2006

Novena to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary - EWTN

Today is the day to start it! A good friend of mine has a beautiful devotion to our Mother Mary and recently gave me a book of daily devotions to Mary. With that in mind, please join me in a Novena to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Special thanks to EWTN for the link.

Mary, Queen Assumed into Heaven, I rejoice that after years of heroic martyrdom on earth, you have at last been taken to the throne prepared for you in heaven by the Holy Trinity.

Lift my heart with you in the glory of your Assumption above the dreadful touch of sin and impurity. Teach me how small earth becomes when viewed from heaven. Make me realize that death is the triumphant gate through which I shall pass to your Son, and that someday my body shall rejoin my soul in the unending bliss of heaven.

From this earth, over which I tread as a pilgrim, I look to you for help. I ask for this favor: (Mention your request).

When my hour of death has come, lead me safely to the presence of Jesus to enjoy the vision of my God for all eternity together with you.

In Our Lord and Our Lady,

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