Everyone has ‘knots’ in their life. These refer to blocking energies or obstructions that hinder believers from achieving their full potential. According to the Catholic doctrine, it’s believed that Mary is the undoer of these knots.
The prayer to Mary to untie knots wasn’t so popular until Pope Francis motivated it in Argentina.
Therefore, when you say the prayer, the Blessed Virgin Mary will intercede for all believers for God to undo whatever knot is in their lives.
This project will guide you on how to say these prayers and answer some of the commonly asked questions.
Before you even start, save these miracle prayers to Mother Mary for a miracle.
About the Prayer to Mary, Undoer of Knots
The prayer to Mary, Undoer of Knots is also referred to as the Novena to Our Lady Undoer of Knots or Novena to Mary, Unteir of Knots.
This Novena was inspired by a German icon made by George Melchour Schmidtner, which featured the Virgin Mary alongside the Holy Spirit (dove) and several other Heavenly personalities.
It generally represents the process of untying knots and crushing a serpent’s head with her heel. Ancient Catholics believe that Eve’s knot of sin and suffering was loosened through this Novena and her obedience to it.
When you say this prayer, the Virgin Mary prays for us to our God in Heaven.
However, those teachings remind believers that this devotion shouldn’t be a gateway to sin. As you continue to sin and disobey God’s Word, it may become more complex to return to purity because your knots are now tighter and several in number.
While this Novena attracts God’s grace, mercies, and compassion to forgive our sins, it’s more important to honor the Word and live righteously.
Original Prayer to Mary, Undoer of Knots
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 exist 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 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 of (specify).
I beg you to untie it for the glory of God, once and 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!”
How Should I Pray the Prayer to Mary, Undoer of Knots?
Below are the right steps to follow when saying the prayer to Mary, untier of knots.
1º – Meditate upon what knots you have in your life
The first step of praying to Mary, the undoer of knots, is reflecting upon what knots you have in your life. It may seem quite easy, but many believers end up not understanding the knots in their lives.
To meditate successfully, you can ask yourself questions like:
- “What has been blocking me from achieving my spiritual or general goals?”;
- “Are there some stubborn obstructions that I cannot appear to handle no matter how hard I try?”;
- “How do I want the Blessed Virgin Mary to help me untie these knots and pave my way to the Kingdom?”
When you have all the answers to these questions, you’ll be in a better position to proceed with the Novena to Mary, untier of knots. If you’ve been journaling your spiritual battles, this would be the right time to bring in the diary.
2º – Make the sign of the cross
The Novena of Our Lady, Undoer of Knots, continues with the sign of the cross.
Here, believers should make the sign (In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit).
Be gentle with the sign to ensure you don’t miss it or do it wrongly.
3º – Daily meditation
Daily meditation is the third step of saying the prayer to Mary, undoer of knots. This prayer has different meditations going on for seven days. Depending on what day of the prayer you are on, you can proceed to say your meditation.
You can find these meditations online or ask your group or church leader to offer some printed leaflets.
The meditation for the sixth day, which is among the shortest, goes like this:
“Queen of Mercy, I entrust to you this knot in my life (specify the knot), and I ask you to give me a heart that’s patient until you untie 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.”
4º – Recite the prayer
The last step of the prayer to Mary, untier of knots, is reciting the original prayer. You can refer to the prayer above and recite it as it is.
Once you have completed saying the prayer, you should end your devotion with the sign of the cross (In the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit).
How Long Should I Pray These Prayers?
You can say these prayers for nine days, meditating upon every day as taught in the early church. There are nine daily meditations for praying to Mary, untier of knots, meaning you should preserve some minutes to say the prayer every day.
How long you should take in a single prayer depends on the number of knots or their intensity. Believers wishing to break a series of knots or interceding for their friends and family may take longer than others.
However, you shouldn’t focus on the duration of prayer but rather on letting your heart out to Christ and keeping your faith unwavering through the prayers.
What is the best day to start praying?
There’s no best or worst day to start praying to Mary, the undoer of knots. However, it would be more advisable to start your prayer on a Sunday so you may flow them as the days of the week progress.
Other believers choose to start praying on any day of the week but keep a reminder with them so they don’t forget or skip some days.
Whichever day seems best for you, you can set an alarm on your phone or use other reminders for maximum consistency and effectiveness of the prayers.
Before you leave, try the 3 day miracle prayer to Mother Mary.
Keeping different knots within you is not only dangerous for your spiritual wellness but also for your general life. These knots can quickly mess up your faith in God, deteriorate your physical health, or ruin some of your valued relationships.
You should never burden yourself with a load of knots when the Blessed Virgin Mary can help you untie them. You will have freed your mind and heart from constant distress and worries by saying the Novena to Our Lady, undoer of knots.
Hopefully, you’ve understood how to pray the Novena and got answers to some of your burning questions. It’s essential to intercede for others through your prayer to Mary, the undoer of knots, as the Bible urges us in Ephesians 6:18.