Immaculate Conception Novena Prayer
The following prayer is slightly adapted from the “Prayer of Our Lady of America, Patroness of Our Land.” Although there are many beautiful prayers to Our Lady, this one seems very appropriate to use for our yearly novena to her under her title of “the Immaculate Conception,” so we have been using it for several years now. It also seems timely given the great darkness and confusion in the world at present. The prayer goes like this:
O Immaculate Mother, Queen of our Country, open our hearts, our homes and our Land to the coming of Jesus, your Divine Son. With Him, reign over us, O heavenly Lady, so pure and so bright with the radiance of God’s light shining in and about you.
We gather about you, O chaste and holy Mother, Virgin Immaculate, Patroness of our beloved Land, determined to fight under your banner of holy purity against the wickedness that would make all the world an abyss of evil, without God and without your loving maternal care.
We consecrate our hearts, our homes, our Land to your Most Pure Heart, O great Queen, that the kingdom of your Son, our Redeemer and our God, may be firmly established in us.
We ask no special sign of you, sweet Mother, for we believe in your great love for us, and we place in you our entire confidence. We promise to honor you by faith, love and the purity of our lives according to your desire.
May your valiant Spouse, St. Joseph, with the holy Angels and Saints, assist you and us in “renewing the face of the earth.” Then when our work is over, come, Holy Immaculate Mother, and as our Victorious Queen, lead us to the eternal kingdom, where your Son reigns forever as King. Amen.