Prayer of Saint Teresa of Avila

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Saint Teresa of Avila’s Vision, by Peter Paul Rubens, 1614

Prayer of St. Teresa of Avila

Let nothing disturb you;
nothing frighten you.
All things are passing.
God never changes.
Patience obtains all things.
Nothing is wanting to him
who possesses God.
God alone suffices.

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Mary, Undoer of Knots

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Mary, Undoer of Knots, Unknown Artist, 1700

Prayer to
Our Lady, Undoer of Knots

Holy Mary, full of God’s presence during the days of your life, you accepted with full humility the Father’s will, and the Devil was never able to tie you around with his confusion. Once with your son, you interceded for our difficulties, and, full of kindness and patience, you gave us [an] example of how to untie the knots of our life. And 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 motherly heart the knots of our life, we pray to you to receive in your hands (the name of 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.

Prayer attributed to Pope Francis when he was Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska


Today Jesus said to me, I desire that you know more profoundly the love that burns in My Heart for souls, and you will understand this when you meditate upon My Passion. Call upon My mercy on behalf of sinners; I desire their salvation. When you say this prayer, with a contrite heart and with faith on behalf of some sinner, I will give him the grace of conversion. This is the prayer: (Diary, 186)

“O Blood and Water, which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus as fount of Mercy for us, I trust in You.” (Diary, 187)

The graces of My mercy are drawn by means of one vessel only, and that is – trust. The more a soul trusts, the more it will receive. Souls that trust boundlessly are a great comfort to Me, because I pour all the treasures of My graces into them (Diary, 1578)

(From the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Divine Mercy in My Soul)