20 November 2019

Novena before the Feast of the Assumption

Assumption

Mary, Queen Assumed into Heaven, I rejoice that after years of faithfulness 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 all sin.  Teach me how small earth becomes when viewed from heaven.  Make me realise 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 favour: (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.

Our Lady, assumed into heaven.  Pray for us.