A novena is a powerful devotion of prayer, said over nine consecutive days, asking God and the saints for special graces. From today we begin saying this novena prayer in preparation for the feast of the Immaculate Conception.
Please pray the novena with the parish and at home. May these prayers bring us many graces, especially as we begin the holy season of Advent. We will pray for a number of special intentions and you could also decide upon your own personal intentions for the novena.
O Immaculate Conception, Mary, my Mother, live in me, act in me, speak in and through me.
Think your thoughts in my mind, love through my heart.
Give me your own dispositions and feelings.
Teach, lead and guide me to Jesus. Correct, enlighten and expand my entire personality and life.
Replace me with yourself.
Incline me to constant adoration and thanksgiving; pray in and through me.
Let me live in you and keep me in this union always.