A Prayer on the Feast Day of the Assumption of Mary

A Prayer on the Feast Day of the Assumption of Mary

images-1Traditionally the Feast of the Assumption is celebrated on the 15th of August every year.  This month I’m trying to get the prayers out a little early so we have time to properly prepare for this important Feast Day.  It’s proper to celebrate such an important day with some form of self denial, reflection, prayer, attendance of the Holy Mass, and perhaps a little celebration.  Here I’ve found a traditional Catholic prayer for the feast of the Assumption of Mary into Heaven:

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Assumption Prayer

Holy Mother Mary, we all rejoice with you today on the feast of your glorious Assumption into heaven.  Long ago in the Garden of Eden, our first parents, Adam and Eve, we told that they would have to earn their bread in the sweat of the their brow, and that the earth would be cursed, bringing forth thorns and thistles.  Now, after Christ our Redeemer has come, and taught us how to make use of the thorns and thistles of this life, and turn them into blessings, you, like Him, have been taken up body and soul into heaven,  There, with your divine Son, you await our coming, and prepare a place for us.  Mother Mary, it is a great comfort to us to realize that your precious body, the tabernacle of the infant Christ,images is now in heaven with Him.  Your being taken into heaven is also, like the resurrection of Christ’s body, a pledge to us of the resurrection of our own bodies.  It is wonderful to think that these hands, with which we earn our bread now in the sweat of our brow, will, because of the merits of Christ, one day, with our bodies, be glorified forever in heaven.  O most pure Virgin Mary, help us to realize this as we go about our work from day to day.  Help us to have great respect for these bodies of ours, and for those of others because we recognize in them the temple of the Holy Ghost, and because we look forward to seeing each other, body and soul, with you and you Son Christ forever in heaven.  Amen.

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