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Novena To Our Lady, Undoer of Knots (Day 1-9)

The Archbishop is appealing to all Priests and Religious and Lay Faithful to pray Novena to our Lady, Undoer of Knots. The Novena will begin today the 3rd of May, 2020.

We are all encouraged to join the Archbishop of Lagos archdiocese as we unite in heart and mind and beg God to heal our world of Coronavirus.

Day 1 – Novena to Mary Undoer of Knots

Reflection
On this first day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, we acknowledge that the problems that knot up our lives come from our sinful actions, and we ask Mary, in spite of our sinfulness, to intercede for us with her Son, Jesus Christ.

Begin the Novena with the following:

1. Make the sign of the cross
2. Say the Act of Contrition:

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you. I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell. But most of all, because I offended you, oh my God, Who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen

3. Pray the first 3 decades of the Rosary
4. Say the meditation for the day:

Day 1:

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 [mention your request here] 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 Saviour. I run to You, Mary, Undoer of knots because you and I know that you never despise a sinful soul who comes to ask for help.

I believe that you can undo this knot because Jesus grants you everything you ask for. I believe that you want to undo this knot because you are my Mother. I believe that you will do this because you love me with your eternal Motherly love.

Thank you, dear Mother.
Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

5. Pray the last 2 decades of the rosary
6. Finish each day of the Novena with the closing prayer to Our Lady Undoer of knots and end with the sign of the cross

CLOSING 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 exist in your heart, cast your compassionate eyes upon me and see the snarl of knots that exists 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.
Amen.

Day 2 – Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Reflection
On this second day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, we ask the Blessed Virgin to intercede with Christ for us, that we may abandon our sinful life and take up the virtues that help us to grow in the image and likeness of God.

1. Make the sign of the cross
2. Say the Act of Contrition.

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you. I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell. But most of all, because I offended you, oh my God, Who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen

3. Say the first 3 decades of the Rosary.
4. Make the meditation of the day (to be posted each day)

5. Say the last 2 decades of the rosary
6. Finish with the Prayer to Our Lady the Undoer of Knots

Meditation for Day 2

Mary, Beloved Mother, the 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.

CLOSING 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
Amen.

Day 3 – Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Reflection
On this third day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, we acknowledge that the knots in our life are often self-made, even when they appear to be caused by others. Our actions provoke others, who provoke us, which leads us to anger and resentment against those we have provoked. The very description of the circumstances sounds like the tying of a knot!

1. Make the sign of the cross
2. Say the Act of Contrition.

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you. I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell. But most of all, because I offended you, oh my God, Who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen

3. Say the first 3 decades of the Rosary.
4. Make the meditation of the day (to be posted each day)

5. Say the last 2 decades of the rosary
6. Finish with the Prayer to Our Lady the Undoer of Knots

Meditation for Day 3

Our Lady Undoer of Knots Meditating 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.

CLOSING 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
Amen.

DAY 4 – Novena to Mary Undoer of Knots

Reflection
On this fourth day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, we pray for the strength to overcome our spiritual paralysis, which prevents us from working through the knots in our spiritual life.

1. Make the sign of the cross
2. Say the Act of Contrition.

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you. I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell. But most of all, because I offended you, oh my God, Who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen

3. Say the first 3 decades of the Rosary.
4. Make the meditation of the day (to be posted each day)

5. Say the last 2 decades of the rosary
6. Finish with the Prayer to Our Lady the Undoer of Knots

Meditation for Day 4

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 love…., O mother, and ask Jesus to heal my paralytic faith which gets downhearted 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.

CLOSING 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
Amen.

Day 5 – Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Reflection
On this fifth day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, we ask Mary to intercede for us, that Christ may send His Holy Spirit upon us. Just as the Blessed Virgin and the Apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit on Pentecost Sunday, changing their lives forever, we hope to abandon all of our vices and embrace the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

1. Make the sign of the cross
2. Say the Act of Contrition.

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you. I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell. But most of all, because I offended you, oh my God, Who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen

3. Say the first 3 decades of the Rosary.
4. Make the meditation of the day (to be posted each day)

5. Say the last 2 decades of the rosary
6. Finish with the Prayer to Our Lady the Undoer of Knots

Meditation for Day 5

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.

CLOSING 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
Amen.

Day 6 – Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Reflection
On this the sixth day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, we acknowledge that God will answer our prayers in His time, not ours; and we ask Mary to intercede for us that we may have the patience to wait.

At the same time, we acknowledge that we have our part to play, as well, in receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion and the Sacrament of Confession, so that when our prayers are answered, we may have the grace to receive the answer with gratitude and thanksgiving.

1. Make the sign of the cross
2. Say the Act of Contrition.

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you. I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell. But most of all, because I offended you, oh my God, Who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen

3. Say the first 3 decades of the Rosary.
4. Make the meditation of the day (to be posted each day)

5. Say the last 2 decades of the rosary
6. Finish with the Prayer to Our Lady the Undoer of Knots

Meditation for Day 6

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 in You.

CLOSING 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
Amen.

Day 7 – Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Reflection
On this seventh day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, the meditation recalls the icon of Mary Undoer of Knots, in which the Blessed Virgin, the Second Eve, crushes the head of the serpent beneath her heel. Freed from the power of demons, we reaffirm our allegiance to Christ.

1. Make the sign of the cross
2. Say the Act of Contrition.

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you. I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell. But most of all, because I offended you, oh my God, Who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen

3. Say the first 3 decades of the Rosary.
4. Make the meditation of the day (to be posted each day)

5. Say the last 2 decades of the rosary
6. Finish with the Prayer to Our Lady the Undoer of Knots

Meditation for Day 7

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.

CLOSING 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
Amen.

Day 8 – Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Reflection
On this eighth day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, the meditation recalls the Visitation, when the Blessed Virgin, awash in the joy of the Annunciation, went to minister to her cousin Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist.

Filled with the Holy Spirit, Mary brought the Spirit to Elizabeth and to the unborn John, and we ask her to intercede with Christ that He may send His Spirit upon us.

1. Make the sign of the cross
2. Say the Act of Contrition.

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you. I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell. But most of all, because I offended you, oh my God, Who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen

3. Say the first 3 decades of the Rosary.
4. Make the meditation of the day (to be posted each day)

5. Say the last 2 decades of the rosary
6. Finish with the Prayer to Our Lady the Undoer of Knots

Meditation for Day 8

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 Elizabeth. Bring me, Jesus, bring me the Holy Spirit.

Teach me to practice the virtues of courage, joyfulness, humility, and faith, and, like Elizabeth, 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.

CLOSING 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
Amen.

Day 9 – Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots

Reflection
On this ninth day of the Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots, we thank the Blessed Virgin for her intercession throughout this novena, which we hope will lead to our prayers being answered and the knots in our life being undone.

1. Make the sign of the cross.
2. Say the Act of Contrition.

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you. I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell. But most of all, because I offended you, oh my God, Who are all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen

3. Say the first 3 decades of the Rosary.
4. Make the meditation of the day (to be posted each day)

5. Say the last 2 decades of the rosary
6. Finish with the Prayer to Our Lady the Undoer of Knots

Meditation for Day 9

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 protection, enlighten me with your peace! Amen.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for me.

CLOSING 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
Amen.