Monday, December 22, 2008

Opening Prayer for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception

New Saint Joseph Sunday Missal

Let us pray,
[That through the prayers
of the sinless Virgin Mary,
God will free us from our sins.]
You prepared the Virgin Mary
to be the worthy mother of your son.
You let her share beforehand
in the salvation
Christ would bring by his death,
and kept her sinless
from the first moment of her conception.
Help us by her prayers
to live in your presence without sin.
We ask this through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns
with you and the Holy Spirit,
one God, for ever and ever.

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