Novena for the Ascension

May 11th to May 19th

I honor You on the feast of Your
Ascension into heaven.
I rejoice with all my heart at the glory into which
You entered to reign as King of heaven and earth.
When the struggle of this life is over,
give me the grace to share Your joy and triumph in
heaven for all eternity.

I believe that You entered into Your glorious
Kingdom to prepare a place for me,
for You promised to come again
to take me to Yourself.
Grant that I may seek only the joys
of Your friendship and love,
so that I may deserve to be united with
You in heaven.
In the hour of my own homecoming,
when I appear before Your Father to give an
account of my life on earth,
have mercy on me.

in Your love for me You have brought
me from evil to good and from misery to happiness.
Give me the grace to rise above my
human weakness.
May Your Humanity give me courage in my weakness
and free me from my sins.

Through Your grace,
give me the courage of perseverance for You
have called and justified me by faith.
May I hold fast to the life You have
given me and come to the eternal gifts You promised.
You love me,
dear Jesus.
Help me to love You in return.
I ask
You to grant this special favor:

(Mention your request)

By Your unceasing care,
guide my steps toward the life of glory You
have prepared for those who love You.
Make me grow in holiness and thank You
by a life of faithful service.

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