Prayers of the Immaculate Conception
(Veneration held on December 8th of each year)
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.
We praise you, Lord, in this daughter of Israel,
who sang the songs of David,
who knew the deeds of Judith,
and held in her heart the burning words of Isaiah.
We pray as Mary did:
may your name be holy,
may the hungry be filled and the rich know hunger,
may the proud be scattered and and the oppressed raised up, may your
love be ever with your people.
We make our prayer always through Mary's child,
for from her arose the sun of justice,
Jesus, who is Lord for ever and ever, Amen.