A Prayer to Unknot Your Soul
I learned about the prayer to Mary, the Undoer of Knots, during one of my visits to Europe. I have a ribbon into which I have tied knots representing those situations that give me anxiety and fear. And I recite this prayer:
Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for us. Virgin Mary, Mother of fair love, Mother who never refuses to come to the aid of all in need, Mother whose hands never cease to serve because they are moved by the divine love and immense mercy that exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon us and our world and see the snarl of knots that exists in our lives. We are desperate for peace and equity and so many knots bind us.
Mary, Mother to whom God entrusted the undoing of the knots in our lives, we entrust into your hands the ribbons of our lives. In your hands there is no knot that cannot be undone.
Powerful Mother, by your grace and intercessory power with Your Son and our Liberator, Jesus, take into your hands today these knots.
[Mention your request here and the requests of our world.]
I beg you to undo them for the glory of God, once for all.
You are our hope. O our Lady, the fortification of our feeble strength, the enrichment of our destitution, and, with Christ, the freedom we so desire. Hear our plea. Keep us, guide us protect us, O Safe Refuge! Amen.
May our united prayers fill our world with great peace, the peace of the Risen Christ.
~Sr. Margaret Hickey, ND, Notre Dame Sisters Provincial President