Thanksgiving – 23 July 2022

1. Dearest Mother Mary,

My son’s recent MRI results of his heart are within the normal range. It really brings much relief to us as his recent open-heart operation has brought so much fear and anxiety to all of us. Thank you so much for being with him throughout the operation.

Your Loving Daughter.

2. Dear Mother,

Thank you for being there for my children and me when we were going through so much adversity. I started praying the rosary daily and sense that you have been there with us through our difficulties and when I had to undergo so many operations and the caregiving of my parents through these years. I know it was only through your intercession that my prayers have been answered and our lives are so much better now.

Your Daughter.

3. Dearest Mother Mary,

Thank you for your prayers and intercession. I know you are always there for me in good times and in bad. I was afraid during those dark times but you were there to give me strength.

Your Loving Daughter.

4. Dearest Mother of Perpetual Help,

This thanksgiving is long overdue. The department that I was heading in 2016 was closed and I was transferred to a new team. I knew from the start that it would be very challenging and I spent the next four years in misery. Work was fraught with tension and criticism. And before every meeting, I would pray that you would hold one of my hands and for Jesus to hold the other, to see me through the stress. I applied for jobs along the way but these did not seem right until last year when I came across a position I was really excited about. I prayed that you would help me. I was offered the job and the past year has been nothing but smooth and rewarding. I have a tight knit team who respect each other and enjoy their work. And the company has people friendly policies and a work culture I am very grateful for. I did well in my performance appraisal and was rewarded in unexpected ways. I know it is due to your intercession and you watching over me.

Your Grateful Daughter.

5. Dearest Mother,

Thank you for being with me and my family and also interceding for us. While waiting to make payment after my birthday lunch, I almost tripped as I did not see the unlevel ground. I am thankful that you, dearest Mother, protected me with your gentle hands. Otherwise, worse things would have happened to me. Not forgetting to mention that I always carry my rosary wherever I go. Thank you once again and do continue to be with me and my family daily.

Your Grateful Catholic Daughter.

6. Dear Mother of Perpetual Help,

We are ever grateful towards you and your Son, Lord Jesus Christ, for your listening ears and intercession with blessings. We thank you for the abundance in many good ways provided to us and our family. We are ever grateful for the opportunities in our careers and our children’s studies.

Your Daughter.

7. Dear Mother,

My family and I came to you before my mother’s radiation treatment in January. Her radiotherapy went well with minimal side effects. She coped with all 15 sessions really well and her scan in March showed a reduction in her tumour size. I am so thankful that her treatment went well and I believe it is because of your intercession that her radiotherapy went well and she could tolerate it while having a good quality of life.

Your Loving Daughter.

8. Dear Mother of Perpetual Help,

I came to Novena to pray about my job as I did not feel supported by my manager and was very afraid to deal with my counterparts. This past week, I did a presentation and my counterparts, manager and everyone were so impressed, they said they had never seen anything like this before in our department. It is truly a miracle and I believe it would not have happened without your intercession and inspiration from the Holy Spirit. Thank you, Mother Mary, for your constant love and protection.

Your Grateful Catholic Daughter.