Novena: Day 9

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. Amen.

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Remember, O Most Gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided.

Inspired with this confidence, I fly to you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother; to you do I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful.

O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in your mercy hear and answer me.


Novena: Day 8

Clap your hands, all you maidens, and bless Mary, the Daughter of David, for from her womb dawned the Hope and Life for mortals, and they lived and were renewed. She caused the shame of Eve, who had been cursed, to pass away. She wove and gave to Adam a garment; instead of the leaves he put on in shame, she gave him the robe of glory.

Image: Illumination from the Rabbula Gospels (6th cent., Syriac)

For the Novena Prayer: HERE.