How to ask Mary for grace in a moment of desperation

A prayer recommended by Pope Francis

In moments of darkness or desperation, believers can count on the help of our Mother, the Virgin Mary.

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 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.