(Novena in Honor of the Immaculate Conception,
starting November 30,
and ending December 8,
Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception.
First recite the Prayer to the Immaculate Conception.
Second recite the appropriate prayer
for each of the 9 consecutive days...)
December 8th : Day nine:
O Mother of the King of the Universe,
most perfect member of the human race,
"our tainted nature’s solitary boast,"
we turn to you as mother,
advocate, and mediatrix. O Holy Mary,
assist us in our present necessity.
By your Immaculate Conception,
O Mary conceived without sin,
we humbly beseech you from the bottom of our heart
to intercede for us with your Divine Son
and ask that we be granted the favor for which we now plead...
(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.
Today, being last day of the novena,
recite the Litany of the Blessed Virgin.