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, Mother of God, endowed in your glorious Immaculate Conception with the
fullness of grace; unique among women in that you are both mother and virgin;
Mother of Christ, we ask you to look down with a tender heart from your throne and
listen to our prayers as we earnestly ask that you obtain for us the favor for which we
(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