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 gracious Virgin Mary, beloved Mother of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer, intercede
with him for us that we be granted the favor which we petition for so earnestly in this
novena…O Mother of the Word Incarnate, we feel animated with confidence that your
prayers in our behalf will be graciously heard before the throne of God. O Glorious
Mother of God, in memory of your joyous Immaculate Conception, hear our prayers
and obtain for us our petitions.
(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.
Litany of the Blessed Virgin