Thanksgiving Novena Day One: Family and Friends

β€œThe good God gave me a father and mother more worthy of Heaven than of earth.”

– St. Therese of Lisieux

Photo of St. Therese's parents, Sts. Zelie and Louis Martin.

Gracious God, thank you for my parents and family – the people you choose for me.  Even though they are not always all I want them to be, they are Your gift.  Help me to learn from them about You!  I am grateful for the heritage of my life, the way You inserted me into Your human family.