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Woman Receives Visit From Angel After Heart Surgery: “It Was an Answer to My Prayers!”

'Woman’s World' reader Lillian Ferencz experienced a traumatic accident during surgery, and an angel gave her comfort

For the last 20 years Woman’s World magazine has featured the weekly “My Guardian Angel” column, where real women share first-person accounts of their amazing encounters with Angels. Now, we are sharing those heartwarming stories of loving comfort, Heaven-sent helpers and miraculous rescues online with the mission of continuing to spread hope and light.

Here, Woman’s World reader Lillian Ferencz shares how a divine encounter with an angel brought her peace and joy on Palm Sunday after a traumatic accident during surgery

Lillian’s Guardian Angel story told in her own words:

After suffering a ventricular tachycardia attack, I needed an ablation to correct some electrical impulses. Unfortunately, it failed and I had to undergo the procedure a second time.

As the doctor was removing the instrument, it slipped and punctured my heart. Thankfully, he was able to stop the bleeding, but it would not be known if the ablation was a success until the punctured area was healed.

If it wasn’t successful, I was facing life as an invalid. However, I was not planning on taking any action against the doctor. I just wanted to be well again.

After several days in the ICU, I was moved to a private room on Palm Sunday — still with an unknown future.

Tears streaming, I started talking aloud to Jesus. “Dear Jesus, I am so afraid! I am so alone! Why is this happening to me? I should be in church, getting palms and instead I am here, and I don’t know what lies ahead. Where are you?”

Lillian had always enjoyed celebrating Palm Sunday and Easter with her three children
Lillian was missing being able to celebrate Palm Sunday and Easter with her three children like she had always done in years before

Exhausted, I fell into a light sleep and awoke when there was a knock on my door. A gentleman stepped in and asked me if my name was Lillian. I replied, yes and thought he must be another doctor.

He came closer and he said, “Do you know you are the only Lillian in this entire hospital? I was at church when I received an overwhelming message that I was to come immediately to this hospital and bring palms to Lillian. I didn’t know your last name. The receptionist helped me find you.”

Sky above a hospital bed
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A Heaven-sent visitor

I was bewildered! What just happened? Who was this man? I thought.

He smiled and asked if he could sit with me and hear my story, and I agreed.

After listening intently to my story, he said he had another gift for me. From his pocket, he withdrew a pamphlet with Jesus’ face and these words on the cover: Have courage. I am with you.

One particular article stood out as I glanced through the pamphlet. It was titled: “God comes to you through others!”

He also brought communion for me. I told him I could not receive communion as I was a divorced Catholic. He gently touched my lips and said, “Shhh, God wants you to have communion.” After receiving communion, he asked me to pray with him.

Communion bread and wine with Bible open to The Lord's Supper
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Before leaving, he said he was asked to give me a message. He said, “You will be healed, and you will not be an invalid.”

That happened 25 years ago. Though the ablation was not successful, I healed well. When the instrument slipped, it created scar tissue, which successfully fixed the problem. God surely works in wondrous ways! I truly feel that my visitor was my angel, sent by Jesus, in answer to my prayers for help.

Lillian and her current husband on Easter 2023
Lillian and her current husband on Easter 2023

An Angel expert weighs in…

Angel expert, Sunny Dawn Johnston
Sunny Dawn Johnston

“Lillian’s story is a moving example of divine intervention. After a procedure went wrong, leaving her future uncertain, Lillian’s despair was met with an extraordinary visit,” says Sunny Dawn Johnson, a global authority on the angelic realm, with a portfolio of 22 books, including popular titles such as Invoking the Archangels, The Love Never Ends, and 365 Days of Angel Prayers. “On Palm Sunday, a stranger brought her palms and a message of hope that all would be well, claiming he was divinely guided to her. Miraculously, the accident during her procedure inadvertently corrected her heart condition, a twist that reinforces the belief that the stranger was indeed an angel sent in response to Lillian’s prayers and cries for help.” Read more of Sunny’s insightful stories here.

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A version of this article originally appeared in our print magazine, Woman’s World.

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