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 Mary, ever blessed Virgin, Mother of God, Queen of angels and of saints, we salute
you with the most profound veneration and filial devotion as we contemplate your holy
Immaculate Conception, We thank you for your maternal protection and for the many
blessings that we have received through your wondrous mercy and most powerful
intercession. In all our necessities we have recourse to you with unbounded
confidence. O Mother of Mercy, we beseech you now to hear our prayer and to obtain
for us of your Divine Son the favor that we so earnestly request in 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.