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 Mother of the King of the Universe, most perfect member of the human race, "our
tainted nature’s solitary boast," we turn to you as mother, advocate, and mediatrix. O
Holy Mary, assist us in our present necessity. By your Immaculate Conception, O
Mary conceived without sin, we humbly beseech you from the bottom of our heart to
intercede for us with your Divine Son and ask that we be granted the favor for which
we now plead…
(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.