Sunday, May 18, 2014

Give the knots in your life to Mary

On Mother’s Day, our pastor in his homily, read part of an article from Columbia Magazine, the publication of the Knights of Columbus.  The article, appropriate for Mother’s Day, was the story of the Devotion to Our Lady Undoer of Knots.  Perhaps you have already heard of this devotion but if not I would encourage you to get to know Our Lady under this very special title.  It has gained popularity because it is the special Marian devotion of our beloved Pope Francis.  Here is a link to an account of the devotion that you might find helpful. 

Here is prayer that I use, asking Our Lady to untie the many knots in my own life.


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.   

 (Mention your request here)

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.  

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