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Novena for the Assumption of Mary - Day 2

O Mary, Mother of God, your Son, though He was Life itself, did not exempt Himself from death.  So, as a daughter of Adam, you submitted to the sentence passed on the human race in the garden of Eden.  You died, but you died of no infirmity.  Little by little, the links between your body and soul were dissolved by the resistless force of love.  Intense love for the Infinite God is what withdrew your soul from this earthly life and caused your death.

O Mary, assumed into heaven, pray for us who have recourse to thee!

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O Immaculate Virgin Mary, Mother of God and Mother of men, we believe with all the fervor of our faith in your triumphal Assumption into Heaven, body and soul, where you are acclaimed as Queen by all the choirs of angels, and the countless multitude of saints. We unite with them in thanking and praising God who has exalted you above all the heavenly hosts. 

In your mercy, dearest Mother, look down upon our miseries and our sorrows, upon our struggles and our weaknesses. Help us to remain pure in mind and body, to bear the crosses of life, and to live and die in close union with your Divine Son. Intercede with Him on our behalf, and obtain the graces and favors we ask in this Novena (here mention your requests). 

O Mary conceived without sin,
Pray for us who have recourse to thee.