+Dear God, particularly today as we come to you in prayer as we prepare for the joyful coming of Your Son, we thank you for Mary, His Holy Mother.
Conceived without sin through Your grace, the Holy Spirit, and the love of Saint Ann and Saint Joachim, You chose Mary to be Mother to Your Son. We thank you for giving us to Mary as Her own children at the foot of Your Son’s Cross. We thank you, oh God, for this Holy Season of Joy and anticipation, and we pray,
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with You! Blessed are You among women, and Blessed is the Fruit of Your Womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death, AMEN.
Mary Immaculate Conception, Patroness of our nation, please pray for us!