The next novena: for all our worries, pain and suffering

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We hope that each novena we pray together is one more prayer that will bring you closer to Jesus and His comforting love. This next novena should do just that :)

The next novena is The Novena to Mary, Undoer of Knots!

Whenever we grow closer to Jesus’ mother, our mother, we grow closer to Jesus — because Mary always brings us to Jesus. 

We will start praying on Monday, May 9th.

The month of May is actually dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary, so it’s a perfect time to ask for her intercession!

As St. Francis de Sales wrote: “Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.”

You can sign up to pray this novena with us here:

We will pray for all the knots in our lives — all of our worries, pains and sufferings — that Mary, our Mother, may untie them and pray for us.

We’re looking forward to praying with you and for you! 

God bless you!

John-Paul & Annie –

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  1. My livelihood, debt, vocation and greater purity of heart, mind and soul that I may love you O Lord the Divine Mercy more fully. That I may see the way forward as you are calling me to serve you and your children.

  2. We pray for holy matrimony and also to get a baby through conception and financial breakthrough in our love….we keep praying to love each other much and our love to be protected by Mother Mary.Amen

  3. Need our family to come together and stop bickering the past.
    Time to ask us to let go of our own sufferings and offer all to God to bring peace.

  4. Prayers for my family but especially my son to find his way back to the Lord. His way of life and lack of morals causes great pain and anguish. I lift him up in prayer and ask that the Holy Spirit once again be the source of his life.

  5. I ask Mother Mary to undo the knot of infidelity and promiscuity that has become a norm for my spouse to the extent of boasting publicly about it. This has strained our marriage and we do not live together anymore. Mother Mary, pray for him to be able to realize the repercussions both spiritually and physically and the implications for the family.
    I ask Mother Mary, undoer of knots, to untie the knot of conflict within and between families of the SM Abaana n’ Abazzukulu group so that we can unite and work hard together for growth, development and prosperity.
    Mother Mary, Undoer of Knots, intercede and pray for us. Amen

  6. Blessings for family. That daughter Jess will get baby baptized and start practicing the faith again.
    Pray all my grandchildren get the sacraments in the holy Catholic Church.
    Prayer my daughter will get a good safe car after hitting Deer.
    Pray my Sons will go back to church as well as my younger Son Tom.
    That I will be the best GiGi and Mother with gods Mercy and Grace
    Pray for our Nation as well as Ukraine.

  7. Prayers for Tammy’s healing and help. Pat get a job. Holy Father all priests to come back to the teachings of Jesus. Those who feel lost and forsaken. They will have the gift of Faith

  8. Dearest Blessed Mother, by your holy grace, please untie the knots in my family members lives. You know the needs we each desperately need your help and intercession with. You give us hope, grace and your love – thank you for your help!

  9. Prayers for my daughter; that she be reconciled to God, the Church and with me.
    Prayers also for the conversion of the hearts, souls
    and minds of those who support abortion.
    Prayers for the poor souls in Purgatory

  10. Please pray for healing and reconciliation of my children and their father. Please pray for healing and forgiveness between my husband and I. Please pray for protection and guidance for my children, especially for my son who is smoking weed regularly. God bless.

  11. I an a single mom praying to find a good holy Catholic husband and a father for my daughter. I am praying that I can find him soon. I am 40 and I wanted to have more children and I’m worried it won’t happen. I am praying for God’s will and to accept whatever it is. Thank you and I pray for all of the intentions others are praying for that Mary can intercede and undo our knots in all of our lives. God bless all of you!!

  12. I pray that the sexual weakness i am facing now should disappear, due to the sins i committed in the past.
    I also pray for break through in my life for things are not going with me. I pray for God intervention so that my life should be straight.

  13. Healing for Natasha hip, leg and shoulder pain. For joan Hagley from body and to pay off my mortgage in the name of Jesus amen.

  14. Lord bless My husband business.
    Remove all block and bondages from him.
    Help to pay all our debt.
    Be merciful to us.

  15. Bigotry from siblings who left the church to become independent fundamental Baptists
    Need a new home
    Car problems
    Daughter with Rett Syndrome, totally disabled, seizures , wheelchair, ileostomy, Gtube feeding pump
    Two sons and daughter and their issues needing healing
    Husband serious heart disease & diabetes
    Self- depression, anxiety, ADD

  16. For strength as I struggle with the passing of my husband Jorgen
    In thanksgiving that he was at peace when he passed
    For my daughter and grandchild that he will be happy, healthy and love the Lord and that my daughter can find her way and be a good mother
    For my sister Lynette who’s suffers great physical pain that God will grant her some relief


  18. Please Jesus and Mary bring our daughter back to the Catholic Church and back to our family! Break the strongholds and stubbornness, and judgments!
    Thank you in advance!

  19. Prayers for husband to slow down and enjoy retirement. Prayers for. God’s will for 95 year old Mom.

  20. Oh Blessed Mother pray for those in agony. Please pray for my daughter’s business that doors be open, for honest and faithful workers. For money owed to her by glen be paid so she can pay what she owed to others. We pray for right choices to be made in our country. We pray for safety of our church.

  21. For my 13 year old nephew who is psychotic and needs a facility where he can get help. He is violent with his family members. He needs help and his family needs help and prayers.

  22. For my 13 year old nephew who is psychotic and needs a facility where he can get help. He is violent with his family members.

  23. For St. Roch Parish, Indianapolis….God knows what we need.

    For the Archdiocese of Indianapolis .

    For all educators….especially in Catholic schools.

    For Anne and Angie…. for safe pregnancies.

    For all my friends and family and their needs.

    For Leigh Hermann and her loved ones. May she rest in peace.

    For my marriage and all marriages.

    For a respect for sexuality.

    For my husband’s recovery from 2 surgeries.

    For everyone in assisted living….especially Father, Therese, and Ruth.

    For myself and my needs.

    In thanksgiving for all my blessings.

    For my brothers and sisters.

  24. Please pray for: healing upon Zane, Tiffany, Steve, Nancy, Silvia, Maria, Jennifer, Tina, Tina S., Joe C.,

    For my grandchildren
    For the homeless
    For all our young people
    For all Priests and Religious
    For peace in the world
    For the poor and hungry
    For all my family and friends
    For all who are suffering, emotionally, physically or Spiritually.

    Amem 🙏

  25. Please pray for my granddaughter who is run away from home. We know where she is but we are praying for her deliverance from whatever hold Satan has on her. We pray for her to stay safe and that those who are influencing her know longer have her in their grips. In Jesus name. AMEN

  26. Please remove the knot(s) that have caused the cancerous mass in my breast, so that the Holy Trinity will be praised for the Glory of the Love they have for us all…

  27. Dear Mary pray God will love me to
    untie my anxiety knot,please!
    Also give me faith a d hope please.
    In the name of Jesus…Amen
    I want to trust and love hard when in so much pain…Amen

  28. Pray for two unborn babies in my life and the parents that are struggling in both situations. Please pray for the babies health, give the parents strength and faith in these uncharted situations, and guide them o’ Lord as only you can. Thank you!

  29. Praying that my husband stops his infidelity. I’m praying he can focus on his children instead of his women. I’m also praying I can get a better job to help with finances. Please pray for me. This has been going on for two long.

  30. Mary undoer of knots, please undo the knots of stagnation in every area of my life, and that I may be blessed financially so that am able to clear my child’s school fees in time and provide for everything that she needs. And please provide my child and I a permanent house/home of our own so that we are not totally dependent on other people.
    Please also untie permanently the knots of alcoholism/ womanizing in Ns life so that he is responsible in all he does and may become a better father/partner..
    Undo the knots of everyone taking part in this novena.

  31. Please most gracious Lord, free my son from the devil’s grasp. Bring him back to you! Please help him in his career. Be by his side while driving and keep him safe from all evil.

    Help my daughter in her weight loss journey.

    Help us in our financial situation.

  32. Praying for the well being and safety and good health for my son Tyler and my grandson Dominick. In Jesus’ name Amen

  33. Mary, our Mother, please untie our knots and pray for us. Please, untie the knots of resentment, loss, and sadness around my sex life – these knots of empty dreams and hopes have made it hard for me to enjoy the blessings I hold dear. I have come so far to being free but can not so it by myself.

  34. Please Mother Mary, undo the knot of my daughter, Elizabeth, not practicing her Faith. I beg you to undo this knot for all families with prodigal children.

    Please, ask Mother Mary to intercede for the knot which has Father Justin Wylie in a bind over his future in remaining in the U S. I ask all of you to storm Heaven with prayers for a miracle in solving the problem that Father Wylie faces. Thank you.

    Prayers, please, for knots of illness to be removed for Suzon, Kendra, Marcella, Hannah, Karen, Linda, Aidan, Pam and for all on our prayer lines with various health issues.

    For the repose of the soul of Walt and all who are dyeing for their joyful reception in Heaven.

    For guidance of the Holy Spirit in upcoming meetings. Thank you dear prayer warriors.

  35. Please pray for my cousin’s daughter, Hanna, who is having brain surgery today. She is very ill and needs the Blessed Mother more than ever.

  36. My Dearest Queen Mother Mary,

    Please interceed for me and my brother that the depression, anxiety and adhd metered to us through Spiritual attacks may cease in the name of Jesus! Nothing is greater than the Love of God, this I believe. Amen.

  37. I greet you all in the Name of Jesus, please pray with for all the knots in me and my family’s lives that prevent us to bond with God in Jesus Name. Amen

  38. For my mother, who has rheumatoid arthritis throughout her body, but particularly suffers with painful knees. Her doctor says she is too old for knee replacement, and she is seeking treatments that will ease her pain. She is currently caring for my brother who has cancer.

  39. Blessed Mother I have so many request, please help. My grandson needs the sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation and Holy Eucharist. Please encourage my son to go to church and have his son receive the sacraments. I pray for another adult to heal completely from cancer. Mary undoer of knots please help another adult with addiction and another to continue with addiction recovery. I ask for help with these requests Blessed Mother as you alone can understand. May the souls in purgatory find relief.

  40. Please bring all nonbelievers back to Hod.
    Please bring the next generation back to Him.
    Please make Gabby whole and mature Kevin through this process. Please reconcile them in Christ and marriage if it is Your plan.
    Please bring Dan and Katie back to You and to marriage in the Church.
    Please save Your creation, Your faithful remnant from the evil in this world. Help us overcome it and triumph inYour name!
    Please bring Karim to Christ and reconcile them in Christ and marriage.
    Please prompt Madelyn to chose PA school as it is a fit for her and will serve Your Kingdom.
    In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

  41. Please pray for the resolution of several obstacles in my son’s path in medical school. Please unknot these problems once and for all. Also,please grow a burning desire for Jesus in his heart and the heart of all my family members.

  42. As my first grandson graduates today, I’m praying for his continued love for God and family. That He will understand what it is to have the fear of God in his heart. That he will understand that it is through a burning love of God that he can attain true happiness. That he will shy away from sin and malicious nonsense all his life. Amen 🙏🏽

  43. Please pray for my healing of fear dizziness anxiety depression and fatigue… lift me out of the darkness to become the happy confident loving energetic person I was… to go back to a open heart who helps others and is happy to…
    Please please help me and my daughter

  44. Please help me pray for my Daughter-she tested positive for Covid and is 38 weeks pregnant.
    I pray for her health and the health of the baby. For a safe delivery. Please help me pray!!
    Thank you!

  45. Praying for health of mind, body and soul esp for my son who will undergo cystoscopy in June. Praying that doctors won’t find anything serious & deadly. Claiming for God’s promise in Psalm 91. Praying also for my health. Thank you Mama Mary for your intercession.

  46. Please pray for the end of anxiety and fear of my son getting married to
    Rebecca J and that my husband retiring at the end of this year. Pray that if they are not going to make it that the relationship ends before July..
    pray that God opens doors for our future full of peace and happiness
    Thank you for your prayers

  47. Pray for more doors of blessings to open,Mary undoer of knots to untie to my family for lack of love an unity an also gossiping each other pray for my son to gain more knowledge in education to pursue in financial breakthrough plz Mary undoer this knots I pray Amen

  48. I pray for conversion of heart for adult children and their spouses and grandchildren that they all return to the Church, or come into the Church through Baptism or through RCIA. Also, for other family members who have fallen away. Also for discernment of commitment to a particular devotion and the promoting of it. O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to you.

  49. Oh Holy Mother, I ask you to please undo the serious and complicated knot in my son’s life that involves his drivers license situation. He is in dire need of assistance to help clear the problem up. He is in depression and denial. Please wrap your Motherly arms around him and guide him out of this darkness.
    Thank you.
    I ask this in Jesus’ Name. Amen

  50. Mary, Undoer of Knots, please pray for a just resolution to a conflict at work. You know how this has consumed me for the past year. Please grant me closure, and peace with the outcome. Amen.

  51. Bring my children and grandchildren back to the Faith.

    Inspire my granddaughter to baptized her baby girl ,my first great granddaughter.

  52. Holy Mother I pray for the undoing of the knot of divorce, guilt, shame and unforgiveness in my family. Pray for us I beg you. Nothing is impossible.

  53. Please pray for my family. There is much division and high emotion. Two of my adult children have cut me out of their lives and the other 2 who live at home are very cool sometimes. I believe this started because of my stance on certain issues. My children have lost the faith and chosen the world. They do not respect my right to make decisions for the youngest…15 years old, which I base on my deep faith and obedience to God. They think me foolish and I am being judged on all past actions as well.

    Please pray for the scales to fall from their eyes and for the restoration of their faith, salvation of their souls and for healing, peace and unity in my family. Thank you so much!

  54. Please pray for my marriage and the conversion of my family, especially Matthew, Gabrielle and Maximilian

  55. Prayers needed for my life to change and be able to support my husband.
    A Big Break Thru at my work place.
    Promotion financially.
    All round Favor.
    The peace of the Lord and His Presence to reign in my home, children’s lives and Marriage

  56. Please pray for my son Logan to overcome his anxiety and chemical imbalance mentally so he can get his life together.

  57. Mother Mary, I come in prayer today looking for peace and comfort in our family and friends, asking blessings, love, care, hope and thrust be given. Bless Daniel, David and mom and keep us all in positive mind frame,amen. Thanks for blessings received this day.

  58. I pray for daughter Gabrielle that she will grow in wisdom and understand her actions.
    I pray my son Matthew will stop smoking ganja and be more responsible.
    I pray for Jason that God will protect him and guide him .
    I pray for all who have been diagnose with cancer that God will strengthen them on their healing path.
    I pray for Janet that Things will work out for her in getting Meilin back to her.

  59. O Holy Mary pray for my family. My children.
    I will blessed with the finances to pay my bills.
    Will be successful in my legal matter.
    Pray for all families who are separated from each other due to strife in their family.
    Pray for all participation in this Novena.
    Pray pope Francis and all the Clergy.

  60. That my husband and I and all of our children, their beloved spouses and future spouse, all of our grandchildren, their future spouses and all future descendants may love God profoundly and that we may have God’s armor of grace surrounding us.
    I pray for the health and well being of our marriage ( marriages)
    I pray that if my husband and I are separated through illness or death, that whomever is left behind will live a chaste life in honor of our Lord and our Heavenly Mother until we meet again…..
    I pray that someday we will all be together in heaven!
    I pray for good success in all our endeavors.
    I pray for the grace to do God’s will in a timely manner-with joy.
    I pray for our teenage son, that God will direct him to the very best college…..where his good faith will continue to thrive and he will succeed and it won’t cost an arm and a leg. I pray for God’s hand to lead him to the proper field of study and skill!!
    I pray for a miracle….that my teeth/gums will be completely healed so-I don’t lose anymore teeth.😬😁
    For all those who need prayers….that is the whole world. I pray for the conversion of the world and for Annie and John Paul. Prayers for all those who are on this Novena!
    I ask through the Immaculate Heart of Mary to the Sacred heart of our wonderful Jesus!
    Amen!!! Alleluia!

  61. Please pray for my healing, peace, health, joy. Surrender and happiness in my life of knots, saddened by disappointment.

  62. Please undo the knot of alcoholism in my husband’s life. Pray that all desire of a drink be taken from him and give him a sound mind and employment. Please pray for my daughter to be healed and protected from cancer.

  63. For my sister that she can find peace and joy in her heart.

    For my son to balance his responsibilities with his wife. He takes on way to much.

    For peace in Ukraine

  64. To still the chaos surrounding with the caregiving of my aunt Laura due to dementia. That the Holy Spirit fills all those who love and care for her.

  65. My family, (immediate) have many health problems. Please pray for healing and for us to feel God’s love.

  66. Please pray that I pass my praxis social studies and science test on may 26,2022.

    Thank you

  67. Pls pray for the pains in my joints, back and left knee. Thank you and God bless you all for praying for me

  68. for peace in the world – esp Ukraine
    for the world, esp the US to return to God
    for my children to return to the church and turn to God
    for my daughter’s surgery; for her mental health, for my son’s marriage, for my son to be cured of schizophrenia

  69. Prayers for blessings of good health and safety for our young grandson and his parents.
    Please help our daughter with her anxiety.
    Prayers for healing graces for family and friends experiencing health issues.
    Prayers for peace in war countries.

  70. We continue to struggle financially, both personally and our business. Please pray for us to get out of this financial hole. We are running like hamsters in a wheel. Pray that I figure out what to do for schooling for next year for my kids. We have homeschooled for years, but I am stretched thin between the business and kids.

  71. Keep my family safe and healthy 🙏. Watch over my grandsons and great grandaugher. May my sister rest in peace 🙏. That my son finds a home before his lease is up, one that is very affordable for him. Thank you 💗

  72. Please
    Pray for my brother who has mental illness. He needs to get back on his medicine and work with his Mental Health Center. Also pray for my sister who has had some health problems and my other sister who had knee replacement. I am helping all of them and I need prayers for strength.

  73. Please pray that our Blessed Mother can untie the burden of pain and misunderstanding ,anger and disappointment in my family.
    Help my children to understand and accept the diagnosis that has been destroying our family dynamic for years so we can move forward together and support one another as we face the next chapter. Grant my children compassion understanding forgiveness and mercy and reconciliation.
    Bring my son back to the fold , soften his heart and grant him the courage and desire to reconnect.
    I thank you Blessed Virgin Mary our Most Holy Mother

  74. Prayers for my husbands health. Back pain neuropathy in feet and MERSA Infection. Chronic cough. Grumpy. Depressed

  75. Having a disciplinary issue that involve 2 other staff in my office that result in withholding my 2022 promotion! I pray to our dearest mother to stand in a gap for me to exonerate me and release my promotion letter. let there be no loss but an increase in my life and my loved family of 5

  76. I pray for Mary to undo my financial debt and help me secure additional income so that my life is not consumed with paying debt but living in peace . Thank you!

  77. Judy,Tim , Annie, Dave, and Maria – please help the knot of their grief
    G,J, L, A, G –
    Kelly – the knot of addiction
    Help us to take care of our parents and to carry that cross with Grace and joy

  78. 1. For a good-paying part-time job so I could be able to raise money for my tuition and support my family.
    2. For my husband and son to be able to come join me before August 2022.

  79. That my son and I can have a healthy relationship that enables us to communicate and I understand

  80. My son left the Catholic church almost immediately after converting to the faith. He is an alcoholic. He divorced and got remarried to a lady who believes in the advice of psychics and necromancers. They are estranged from our family. I feel so bad for them, and need help praying for their conversion. I am worried about my son’s salvation. His anger and his bad language break my heart. Thank you for your prayers. God bless you all.