Mary Untier of Knots Prayers

In addition to the Mary Untier of Knots Novena, there are other prayers associated with this devotion. The most common are the prayer for Personal Troubles, the Prayer for Strengthening of Marriages, and the two Pope Francis prayers to Our Lady Undoer of Knots. Find a booklet with a compilation of the history and prayers of Mary Untier of Knots.


Prayer for Personal Troubles

Mother of fair love, I look to you.

Take into your hands the ribbon of my life,

and see the snarl of knots that keeps me bound

to sin, anxiety, and hopelessness.

I beg you, Mother, by your powerful intercession

and long fingers of love and grace,

undo the knots in my heart and in my life.

Free me to love as Christ loves.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for us.


Prayer for the Strengthening of Marriages 


Blessed Mother, take into your hands

the knots that affect married couples,

and with your long fingers of love and grace

undo these knots for the glory of God.

Visit married couples with your grace;

renew their sacramental covenant,

increase God's love in them,

and strengthen their bond of peace

so that, with their children,

they may always rejoice in the gift of your blessing.

Mary, Undoer of Knots, pray for us.



Pope Francis’ Prayer to Mary Undoer of Knots

 Holy Mary, full of God’s presence during the day of your life, you accepted with full humility the Father’s will, and the devil was never capable of tying you up with his confusion.

Once with your Son you interceded for our difficulties, and full of kindness and patience, you gave us example of how to untie the knots in our life. By remaining forever Our Mother, you put in order and make more clear the ties that link us to the Lord.


Holy Mother, Mother of God and our Mother, to you who untie with a motherly heart the knots of our life, we pray to you to receive in your hands (the name of the person), and to free him/her of the knots and confusion with which our enemy attacks.


Through your grace, your intercession and your example deliver us from all evil, Our Lady, and untie the knots that prevent us from being united with God, so that we, free from sin and error, may find Him in all things, may have our hearts placed in Him, and may serve Him always in our brothers and sisters. Amen.