A novena is a specific prayer recited for nine consecutive days for a particular intention. Novenas can be prayed at any time a special request arises. Novenas are especially prayed nine days prior to a feast day to which one has a favorite devotion, ending on the eve of the feast.
Novena for the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven.
August 6 to August 14
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.
Pray: One Our Father…, One Hail Mary…, One Glory be to the Father….