Saturday, February 8, 2014

Mary, Undoer of Knots

Last year, my sister sent me this prayer card. I love it. Later, I discovered that Pope Francis brought an image of this to Argentina and promoted devotion to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots. How apt, since it is our sins that cause the knots in our lives, and Mary is always eager to help us undo them, so that we may draw closer to her Son. Below is the prayer:

Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of a child in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve your beloved children because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exists in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exist in my life.
You know very well how desperate I am, my pain and how I am bound by these knots.
Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in the lives of his children, I entrust into your hands the ribbon of my life.
No one, not even the evil one himself, can take it away from your precious care. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone.
Powerful Mother, by your grace and intercessory power with Your Son and My Liberator, Jesus, take into your hands today this knot...I beg you to undo it for the glory of God, once for all, You are my hope.
O my Lady, you are the only consolation God gives me, the fortification of my feeble strength, the enrichment of my destitution and with Christ the freedom from my chains.
Hear my plea.
Keep me, guide me, protect me, o safe refuge!

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.


Gary Ludlam said...

I love that prayer! What a great devotion. We really need to pay attention to the Holy Father.

Johnell DeWitt said...

What a great title--the Undoer of Knots. Love that image. Thank you.

Bish Denham said...

Mary is a good choice. I tend to take out my sword and, like Alexander, hack those knots into manageable pieces. :)

Vijaya said...

Gary, I'm always amazed at the treasures in our Church.

Johnell, I can picture it too.

Bish, Hah! I'm tempted to hack away at the knots as well, but don't want my life in pieces.