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Novena for the Assumption of Mary - Day 4

O Mary, Immaculate Mother of God, I believe that it is a divinely revealed dogma that you, having completed the course of your earthly life, were assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.  Jesus ascended to heaven by His own power as Lord and Creator, accompanied by angels who paid Him homage.  You were taken to heaven by the power of God, accompanied and upheld by angels, raised aloft by grace, not by nature.  Jesus ascended to heaven before you not only that He might prepare a throne for you in that Kingdom, but also that He might Himself accompany you with all the blessed spirits, and thus render your entry into heaven more glorious and worthy of His Mother.  At the Annunciation, you O Mary, received Jesus on earth.  It was proper that He should receive you into heaven.  Having deigned to come down to you, He wished to raise you up to Himself that you might enter into His glory.

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.