Monday, November 8, 2010

Novena to Mary Undoer of Knots

"Eve, by her disobedience, tied the knot of disgrace for the human race; whereas Mary, by her obedience, undid it". - Saint Irenaeus (Bishop of Lyon, martyred in 202)
1) Make the Sign of the Cross
2) Say the Act of Contrition. Ask pardon for your sins and make a firm promise not to commit them again.
3) Say the Rosary (the first 3 decades)
4) Make the meditation for each day of the novena (the first to the ninth day)
5) Say the two last decades of the Rosary
6) Finish with the Prayer to Our Lady the Undoer of Knots (see chaplet prayer)

Meditations

First Day: Dearest Holy Mother, Most Holy Mary, you undo the knots that suffocate your children, extend your merciful hands to me. I entrust to You today this knot...and all the negative consequences that it provokes in my life. I give you this knot that torments me and makes me unhappy and so impedes me from uniting myself to You and Your Son Jesus, my Savior. I run to You, Mary, Undoer of Knots because I trust you and I know that you never despise a sinning child who comes to ask you for help. I believe that you can undo this knot because Jesus grants you everything. I believe that you undo this knot because you are my Mother. I believe than You will do this because you love me with eternal love. Thank you, Dear Mother, Mary the Undoer of Knots, pray for me. The one who seeks grace, finds it in Mary's hands.

Second Day: Mary, Beloved Mother, channel of all grace, I return to You today my heart, recognizing that I am a sinner in need of your help. Many times I lose the graces you grant me because of my sins of egoism, pride, rancor and my lack of generosity and humility. I turn to You today Mary, Undoer of Knots, for You to ask your Son Jesus to grant me a pure, divested, humble and trusting heart. I will live today practicing these virtues and offering you this as a
sign of my love for You. I entrust into Your hands this knot (....describe) which keeps me from reflecting the glory of God. Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. Mary offered all the moments of
her day to God.

Third Day: Mediating Mother, Queen of Heaven, in whose hands the treasures of the King are found, turn your merciful eyes upon me today. I entrust into your holy hands this knot in my life....and all the rancor and resentment it has caused in me. I ask Your forgiveness, God the Father, for my sin. Help me now to forgive all the persons who consciously or unconsciously provoked this knot. Give me, also, the grace to forgive me for having provoked this knot. Only in this way can You undo it. Before You, dearest Mother, and in the name of Your Son Jesus, my Savior, who has suffered so many offenses, having been granted forgiveness, I now forgive these
persons....and myself, forever. Thank you, Mary, Undoer of Knots for undoing the knot of rancor in my heart and the knot which I now present to you. Amen. Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. Turn to Mary, you who desire grace.

Fourth Day: Dearest Holy Mother, you are generous with all who seek you, have mercy on me. I entrust into your hands this knot which robs the peace of my heart, paralyzes my soul and keeps me from going to my Lord and serving Him with my life. Undo this knot in my life...., O Mother, and ask Jesus to heal my paralytic faith which gets down hearted with the stones on the road. Along with you, dearest Mother, may I see these stones as friends. Not murmuring against them anymore but giving endless thanks for them, may I smile trustingly in your power. Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. Mary is the Sun and no one is deprived of her.

Fifth Day: Mother, Undoer of Knots, generous and compassionate, I come to You today to once again entrust this knot....in my life to you and to ask the divine wisdom to undo, under the light of the Holy Spirit, this snarl of problems. No one ever saw you angry; to the contrary, your words were so charged with sweetness that the Holy Spirit was manifested on your lips. Take away from me the bitterness, anger and hatred which this knot has caused me. Give me, O dearest Mother, some of the sweetness and wisdom that is all silently reflected in your heart. And just as you were present at Pentecost, ask Jesus to send me a new presence of the Holy Spirit at this moment in my life. Holy Spirit, come upon me! Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. Mary, with God, is powerful.

Sixth Day: Queen of Mercy, I entrust to you this knot in my life.....and I ask you to give me a heart that is patient until you undo it. Teach me to persevere in the living word of Jesus, in the
Eucharist, the Sacrament of Confession; stay with me and prepare my heart to celebrate with the angels the grace that will be granted to me. Amen! Alleluia! Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. You are beautiful, Mary, and there is no stain of sin.

Seventh Day: Mother Most Pure, I come to You today to beg you to undo this knot in my life....and free me from the snares of Evil. God has granted you great power over all the demons. I renounce all of them today, every connection I have had with them and I proclaim Jesus as my one and only Lord and Savior. Mary, Undoer of Knots, crush the Evil One's head and destroy the traps he has set for me by this knot. Thank you, dearest Mother. Most Precious Blood of Jesus,
free me! Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. You are the glory of Jerusalem, the joy of our people.

Eight Day: Virgin Mother of God, overflowing with mercy, have mercy on your child and undo this knot...in my life. I need your visit to my life, like you visited Isabel. Bring me Jesus, bring me the Holy Spirit. Teach me to practice the virtues of courage, joyfulness, humility and faith, and like Isabel, to be filled with the Holy Spirit. Make me joyfully rest on your bosom, Mary. I consecrate you as my mother, Queen and friend. I give you my heart and everything I have (my home and family, my material and spiritual goods). I am yours forever. Put your heart in me so that I can do everything Jesus tells me. Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me. Let us go, therefore, full of trust, to the throne of grace.

Ninth Day: Most Holy Mary, our Advocate, Undoer of Knots, I come today to thank you for undoing this knot in my life.....You know very well the suffering it has caused me. Thank you for coming, Mother, with your long fingers of mercy to dry the tears in my eyes; you receive me in your arms and make it possible for me to receive once again the divine grace. Mary, Undoer of Knots, dearest Mother, I thank you for undoing the knots in my life. Wrap me in your mantle
of love, keep me under your protections, enlighten me with your peace! Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.


Chaplet Prayer

Holy Mary, full of the presence of God during your life you accepted with great humility the Holy Will of the Father and the legacy of your Son Our Lord Jesus Christ. Evil never dared to entangle you with its confusion. Since then you have interceded for all of our difficulties. With all simplicity and patience you have given us example on how to untangle of knots in our complicated lives. By being our Mother forever, you arrange and make clear the path that
unites us to Our Lord.

Holy Mary, Mother of God and ours, with your maternal heart untie the knots that upset our lives. We ask you to receive in your hands (mention who or prayer request) and deliver us from the chains and confusions that have us restrained. Blessed Virgin Mary, through your grace, your intercession and by your example, deliver us from evil and untie the knots that keep us from uniting with God, so that once free of every confusion and error, we may find Him in all
things, have Him in our hearts and serve Him always in our brothers and sisters. Mother of Good Counsel pray for us. Amen.


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