Unanswered Prayers

unansweredprayersAt the end of each novena, we share some of the answered prayers that happened during the novena.

It has been really inspiring to hear about these answered prayers & how God is working through these novenas.

It is such an incredible reminder of the power of prayer — that God is listening and He is working in our lives!

You can read through hundreds of answered prayers from past novenas here:

Answered Prayers from the St. Therese of Lisieux Novena – 2014

Answered Prayers from the Novena for Marriage & Families – 2014

Answered Prayers from the St. Anne Novena – 2014

Answered Prayers from the Sacred Heart of Jesus Novena – 2014

However, for every answered prayer we share, we know there are at least as many unanswered prayers — if not more; and we know that unanswered prayers can be discouraging.

But we don’t want you to lose hope, or to stop praying.

In fact, many of the Saints that we ask for intercession are great examples that we should persist in our prayers, and keep our faith strong. St. Monica, for example, prayed for nearly two decades before her prayers were completely answered.

Now, if you have had some prayers go seemingly unanswered (you’re not alone), and you’ve been asking yourself, “Should I just stop praying?” — here’s a post I wrote that may be able to help:

Unanswered Prayers

Thank you for joining us in prayer!

We are praying for you.

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This Saint does the Impossible! The Next Novena!

St Jude NovenaOur next novena is to a saint who does the impossible.

In fact, that’s what he’s known for… answering impossible prayers!

He’s the patron of hopeless, lost and impossible causes…

He is Saint Jude!

The St. Jude Novena is also one of THE most popular novenas of all. Why?

Well, I think it’s because he does the impossible!

Your friends & family can sign up to join us in prayer here:


We’re very hopeful God will hear & answer many prayers during this St. Jude Novena!

But if your prayer isn’t answered, don’t give up… Here’s a good reflection on Unanswered Prayers, from Annie over at Catholic Wife, Catholic Life!


Answered Prayers from the St. Therese of Lisieux Novena – 2014

We had a great time praying the St. Therese of Lisieux Novena! Thank you for joining us in prayer!St.-Therese-web

Please post your answered prayers below!

Here’s one we already received:

“I just had to share this with you… I remember an e-mail from you before the novena began saying to “look for roses”. I wasn’t quite sure where I would see roses at this time of year but I could not stop thinking about roses.

Well, today my neighbor knocked on my door and handed me a bouquet with three roses. I was so stunned I could not even speak. She asked why I looked so stunned and I explained the novena to her…

I pray so hard every day for my son who is a recovering drug addict. I knew God listened to my prayers but this was a true sign that He and St Therese heard my prayers…”

– Karen

If your prayers have been answered, big or small, please share with us below, so that we can praise God together!

Novena to St. Therese of Lisieux – 2014

St. Therese NovenaWe’re excited to announce that the next novena is the Novena to St. Therese of Lisieux!

St. Therese, also known as the Little Flower, is known for devoting herself to a vocation of love.

Although she was extremely sensitive as a child, she had a conversion on Christmas Eve when she was 14, which transformed her and led her to love.

She entered a Carmelite Convent when she was very young, and she suffered through much darkness, doubt, and depression. Yet through it all, she remained faithful to God, rooted in His merciful love. She died at a very young age, 24, after a long struggle with tuberculosis.

St. Therese’s life was very simple and hidden away in prayer, but the world came to know more about her and her prayer life through her autobiography, “Story of a Soul.” She wrote, “What matters in life is not great deeds, but great love.” She described her life as a little way of spiritual childhood. And so we look to her as a guide on how to better love God and our neighbor.

St. Therese said she would spend her time in Heaven doing good on earth, and that she would, “let fall a shower of roses.” That’s one way that many people have experienced her intercession — by seeing roses while praying to her! So look out for roses while we pray this novena!

We will start praying on Monday, September 22nd.

Your friends and family can sign up HERE to join us in the Novena to St. Therese!

Answered Prayers from the Novena for Marriage & Family – 2014

We had a great time praying the novena the Novena for Marriage & Family! Thank you so much for praying with us!


If your prayers have been answered, big or small, please share with us below so that we can praise God together.