Being that it is now nine days before the election it is a perfect time to start a novena. As always there are many important ballot initiatives, constitutional proposals, etc that are concerned with battling the culture of death. The diocese of Sioux Falls suggests starting a novena to the Immaculate Conception today especially since they have an abortion ban on their ballot. So for the next nine days I will be running their novena.
Prayer To The Immaculate Conception
O God, who by the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, did prepare a worthy dwelling place for Your Son, we beseech You that, as by the foreseen
death of this, Your Son, You did preserve Her from all stain, so too You would permit
us, purified through Her intercession, to come unto You.
Through the same Lord Jesus Christ, Your Son, who lives and reigns with You
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, God, world without end. Amen.
O most Holy Virgin, who was pleasing to the Lord and became His mother, immaculate in body and spirit, in faith and in love, look kindly on me as I implore your powerful
intercession. O most Holy Mother, who by your blessed Immaculate Conception, from
the first moment of your conception did crush the head of the enemy, receive our
prayers as we implore you to present at the throne of God the favor we now request…
(State your intention here…)
O Mary of the Immaculate Conception, Mother of Christ, you had influence with your
Divine Son while upon this earth; you have the same influence now in heaven. Pray for
us and obtain for us from him the granting of my petition if it be the Divine Will.