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.
Glorious and immortal Queen of Heaven, we profess our firm belief in your
Immaculate Conception preordained for you in the merits of your Divine Son. We
rejoice with you in your Immaculate Conception. To the one ever-reigning God, Father,
Son, and Holy Spirit, three in Person, one in nature, we offer thanks for your blessed
Immaculate Conception. O Mother of the Word made Flesh, listen to our petition as we ask this special grace during this novena…
(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.