A Novena to Our Lady of Walsingham – Day 9


Opening prayer: We fly to thy protection, O holy Mother of God. Despise not our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers O glorious and blessed Virgin. Amen.

Intention of the day: For the conversion of England, the Dowry of Mary, and Wales

Reflection: “I confer a kingdom on you, just as my Father conferred one on me: you will eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and you will sit on thrones to judge the twelve tribes of Israel” (Lk 22:30). Thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven. Let us pray for the conversion of our country, that through the reconciling prayers of Our Lady of Walsingham it may once again be worthy of the title “The Dowry of Mary”.

The Prayer of the Feast: Lord God, in the mystery of the Incarnation, Mary conceived your Son in her heart before she conceived him in her womb. As we, your pilgrim people, rejoice in her patronage, grant that we also may welcome him into our hearts, and so, like her, be made a holy house fit for his eternal dwelling. We ask this through Our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son, who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever. Amen.

Intention: We pray for the intentions of Her Majesty the Queen, the Royal Family, the Prime Minster and for those in both national and local government. We pray for a renewal of marriage and family life in England and Wales and for a return of our Nation’s peoples to Christ and our Christian roots. In our prayer we take Our Lady of Walsingham’s hand … “For when England goes back to Walsingham, Our Lady will come back to England.”

Our Father … Hail Mary … Glory be … Our Lady of Walsingham, pray for us.