Sometimes We Need a Reminder!

Have you ever started praying a novena only to forget to pray it after a few days?

This used to happen to me all the time!

I started this website to help me and you to remember to pray all 9 days of the novena prayers. I do this by sending you email reminders with the novena prayers right in the body of the email.

Now, if you’re like me, you check your email every day. So, when you’re checking your email, you will be reminded to get praying!

It turns out that I’m not the only one who needs reminding… So far, several thousand people have joined in praying novenas with the help of these little reminders!

You can get your own reminder and pray together with thousands of others by signing up here:

About Us

John-Paul and Annie Deddens

Hi there, our names are John-Paul and Annie Deddens. We’re just a regular Catholic couple.

I (John-Paul) started this site because I wanted to pray more novenas, but I would constantly forget to do it on the right days.

It got to the point where I would not pray novenas because I didn’t think it was worth starting and not finishing. I realized that this was a problem when…

A while back, my girlfriend (now she’s my wife!) asked me to pray the Immaculate Conception Novena with her. I declined because I knew I would forget to pray everyday.

As I thought about my response, I realized that it really wasn’t good enough and I set out to create something to help me to remember to pray.

And PrayMoreNovenas.com was born!

At the time, I worked full-time in the pro-life movement as the director of a non-profit I started, Students for Life. So, by day I would save lives, by night I would remind you to pray! Annie was a local news producer.

It has grown so much in just a few short years that now my wife Annie and I are now working full-time on this ministry!

A lot of prayers have been answered and God has blessed this community. I hope you will join us!


What People are Saying…

“This is really great, John-Paul! Thank you so much for doing this :)”
– Grace K.

“Thank you so much for providing this invaluable service! I LOVE it that the prayers come right to my inbox – NO excuses, and NO more forgetting! God bless you!”
– I.S.

“Just a word of thanks and gratitude to you for helping me and LOTS of people pray. I really appreciate all the time, effort, and work that is involved in such a work of God. God bless you, thank you!”
– Connie M.

“THANK YOU so much for sending us this novena each day.”
– Liz

“I wanted to tell you that I have felt a wonderful sense of unity by being a part of this prayerful endeavor… Thank you!”
– Patty

Join us in prayer here:


Other Things We Do

Annie writes a blog called Catholic Wife, Catholic Life.
John-Paul is still involved with Students for Life of Illinois.
We also run Pope Quotes.

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  1. Hi John Paul and Annie! Thank you for your service! I wanted to let you know that my emails stopped on Day 5 of the Christ the King Novena – I received all days including 4 then nothing. I re-signed up, but am not getting the email from your site to finish. I have checked spam and it doesn’t appear to be on my end. Just wanted to let you know! There might be others.
    Thanks and God Bless!
    Kathleen Caito

  2. I pray for total and complete healing of my mind body and spirit for today and everyday so that I can serve my lord more effectively. I pray blessings over my children that they would stay healthy and pure. And I’m pray for my Bless marriage that it would become everything God wants it to be and more and I thank God all ready for the blessings my marriage has been – please continue to give us financial breakthrough we work so hard thank you God for all our blessings in Jesus name Amen.

  3. Hello,
    Thank you for starting novenas online!
    I have signed up for the ‘Christ the King’ novena and have
    not received an email from you to confirm my email address.
    I have looked in my junk mail and it is not there either.
    I signed up for the St. Jude novena earlier and everything went fine,
    so I’m not sure why I have not gotten an email from you so
    I can start the next novena. Maybe you are sending your emails out later when it is closer to when the novena starts.
    Please let me know what is happening.
    Thanks so much.
    God Bless You.

  4. Hi John-Paul & Annie thank you so much for this kind of page and keep to everyone to know how to Pray , and a very private matter to our family Problem.
    I have a Son 19 years of age ,Male and Half Japaness & Philippines, im a Philippiness age of 46 old & We Both stay in Japan .

    Iwant to pray for My Son, @ ST.DYMHNA for Blessed and Heal Mental illnes & possess to his self shadow.
    I Love my son and i wanted to grow my son the guide of our Lord Jesus Christ.Sorry for my Gramar and English as well,i stay i Japan about 27 years ahead.Thank you so much both of you and more power & God Blessed Us All

  5. I wish to say what a blessing your novenas are to me .I wish to say thank you to saint jude i was brought a miracle healing for my sick daughter .

  6. Hi John-Paul and Annie,
    I prayed the st Ann’s novena for my daughter Jackie and her husband Matt. My prayers were answered by the grace of God. They are now 4 months pregnant. God is good.!!

  7. I do not know why but joining in praying the novenas during the last year at least one time during each of the novenas one day will be missing. Thank goodness I can go to the previous day to continue. Is this accidental or is it with my email?

  8. First, I want to say thank you! The reminders in my mailbox really keep me on track. I just finished my sixth novena. I have two adult children who are addicted to drugs and alcohol. When they were young, I was an abusive, controlling parent and caused great pain physically,and emotionally . Twenty years ago I got help-been sober – back as an active member of my church. (Their father passed away 20 years ago). I have five grandchildren and I do not see my sons or the grandchildren. I have asked for forgiveness- but they respond with cursing and excessive drinking. Their wives tell me that their drinking is causing abuse now for the next generation. God has forgiven me but they have not. I am so sad and would do anything to fix this but it has been three years since I have talked or seen them though they live less than an hour away. Am I not forgiven? Does God hate me?

  9. First, I like you John-Paul would forget he dates and then forget to pray for the whole novena. Second, I didn’t think it counted if you didn’t follow the rules. But I think the Lord honors every prayer even if it is out of sequence.
    Finally, it is because of the of the these reasons that I really, really, Really appreciate your Pray More Novenas. I can even access my emails from my IPhone so I can check in even if I am traveling. I recommend it to everyone.
    Thanks for helping all of us to pray more and feel that many are praying with us and for our intentions. Many blessings on you and Annie.

  10. As above I thank you for your ministry. I also had difficulty remembering to pray novena’s and this helps me so much. This month I turn 77 and only wish this was available when I was younger. I will send this site on to some of my friends. Hopefully they will join us in prayer. God Bless you both for doing this please keep it going.

  11. Thank you for your wonderful ministry. Your email notifications have truly helped our family to complete many novenas! Have you ever considered offering a 33 day consecration to Our Lady? A daily email notification for days 1 through 33 would be wonderful.

  12. Hi there,
    You are doing the work of the Lord and I thank you. I love that you now have them on audio.
    I would like to make a suggestion.
    I begin my prayer ritual with my daily prayers and then end with the novenas. Now with the audio, (which I love) I find myself distracted from my prayer state by the commentary at the beginning. Wondering if you would consider moving the novena to the beginning and have the commentary at the end.
    Thank you again for you spiritual works honoring the Lord Jesus Christ.

  13. Thank you for providing this service! I have been out of work due to an injury and subsequent surgery and my usual prayer time has been off and disrupted, so this is a perfect solution for me. Thank you again.
    God bless you both.

  14. Dear Annie and John-Paul,
    I wanted to thank you for this wonderful service. I just finished the novena to St. Jude and my request was answered. My husband has an interview for a job next week! I will keep praying that this turns into a job offer. Thank you so much!


  15. Dear John-Paul and Annie

    I just wanted to say, a VERY BIG THANK YOU for such a fantastic and inspirational website, it has helped me through several low points in my life.

    I am pleased to say that I am now receiving your novena reminders once again.

    I am also pleased to say that St Jude has answered one of my petitions, my mother and I are now speaking to one another, again.

    THANK YOU FOR BOTH for taking the time to run this website, and the podCast and Audio are a great addition.

    God Bless you both!


  16. Hello,
    I am from Pakistan and i since last 6years i was in love with a guy. We were about to get married but now he says i cant marry you.
    I truly love him because spent so many years with him.
    I want him to be with me as my husband for the rest of my life.
    Please pray for me, and is there any specific novena for it?

  17. I’m praying for my son who is struggling with depression, anxiety & ADD. He has been cutting & has suicidal thoughts & feels he’s unworthy of love & good things. I pray for peace in our house because we are a combined family and so we struggle with our differences in parenting. I also pray we find a way to keep our home and find a way to make the repairs it so desperately needs. In Jesus name I pray. Amen

    • I don’t know you but please know I will be carrying your son in my heart and praying for his struggle with mental illness…it is a real disease and if you haven’t already please don’t be timid to bring him to a psychiatrist and counselor. I’m sure no home is perfectly peaceful but suicidal thoughts are so very very devastating to him (and you I’m sure) and means that there is also something chemically in his brain not working as good as it could-basically don’t blame yourself and your combined household stress and please dear one know that it is is only a contributing factor if that. (I say all of this having struggled and struggling much in my own life and losing my younger brother to suicide a year ago) Please know there is real HOPE. Effexor may be a good fit?

  18. Since I became a widow, my life has been a struggle, I pray for stability and abundance in my life, no more struggling with money and family. I pray for my brother to be relieved of his addiction. I pray for my two grandsons to be bless with the all of the wonders of the world. I pray for America.

  19. I am asking for help in Prayer. I am about 10 weeks pregnant. Our last ultrasound did not look good. We lost a baby earlier this year. I have three full term babies with no complications before, and we are Truly Blessed. This is baffling and so hurtful, as we know this will be our last baby. It has started to affect our marriage, my husband has been pulling away from all good things around him. Our year has been rough. We lost my Grandmother who raised me as a mother, right before we lost our baby earlier this year. And then we lost my 38 year old brother to suicide in August. (He and my husband were very close, like brothers!) And in July I was in the Louisiana Grand theater 14 shooting. Inside the actual theater. It has been a Hellacious year… My family thought this was a much needed happy ending to our tremendously rough year. My children are so looking forward to another baby, begging God to breathe new life into the baby in my womb… We are Praying for a Miracle. And weare asking for your help in Prayer for a True Miracle and Testimony!! Please God we Pray, let it be in Your Will, for this Precious little life to live, and be healthy and vibrant and full term. We Beg Dear God, You say let your will be known to Me… We ask you, implore you, beg of you… Please let us be aMiracle and walking Testimony for You!! Please let our baby be healthy, let our baby survive, and let our baby’s Miracle of life, have Your Name and good Graces written All Over our child’s survival and birth!! God Bless all of those who read this and we thank you ahead of time for your Prayers and efforts!!! ❤️
    God Bless!!🙏🏻❤️🙏🏻

  20. Hi
    I have psoriasis and psoriatic psoriasis and I would love it to clear up. I would also like to fall in love and marry but the psoriasis is the blocker really.

    Please keep me in your prayers and I keep you all in mine


  21. my 12 year old son ,was diagnosed with friedricks ataxia in july it came as a shock ,understament,we are devastated ,as a family it has brought us back to GOD .please pray for a miracle for simon he does not know how serious his condition is,he already has a heart problem related to it he gets tired so easy and his balance is so bad

  22. I am praying that saint Jude will give me total healing, as we go through the Novena from today 19th to 27th of October , while 28th is the feast of saint Jude. Please pray for me
    ,that my request will granted by our Lady MARY AMEN.

  23. I was dying to get involved in such great group Catholic prayers especially group novenas. I am so happy my daughter told me about this website. Thank you very much.

  24. ANSWERED PRAYER! I was praying the St Anne Novena last month with a few ladies I work with… and my sister and kids. I was praying for my neices and my own adult children that they find a good mate. Well, this morning , My daughter called to say she was proposed to yesterday and is engaged to be married!! She is 37 and never been married. I asked my sis, coincidence or answered prayer? And she said, ” answered prayer for sure!” Praise God and Thank you St Anne!

  25. Hi:
    Thanks for the good work ! My question : Is there a novena directly to the Spirit of Wisdom? The Spirit of Wisdom is clearly discussed in the Bible, and is mentioned as a Female Spirit , who seemed to be second in power only to The Almighty Himself. It is also said you automatically gain all good things with Her.

  26. Like you John, I would like to pray more but often forget to follow-up. Thus this site was/is a God send. I started it early in late in August with just the thought of reconnecting with God. To my surprise and wonderment, my wife and I recently discovered that we have become pregnant despite being told that due to circumstances it was highly improbable. We know that this is a miracle granted to us and trust that she will have a safe and blessed gestation and delivery. I fully intend to continue these novenas and urge others to pray them and then let go and LET GOD.
    Thx and keep us in your prayers.

  27. I would love for you to do a novena to Saint Rita of Cascia. She is an amazing saint, in her life and her intercession during prayer! I do have some novenas to her that I can give you if you need a copy to start one on your website.
    Thank you!

  28. Thank you for sharing all the novenas,I love receiving them.Would you have a novena for St Rita of cascia,and St pope John Paul II.If any one has one ,would they please post it on the reply. Please pray for me and my family. We are in a desperate situation,and we need help.lots of lies have been told.The police and authorities are so corrupt. They are going over the top to try and get a conviction. Its horrendous. And it’s also very very frightening. Please pray for us,we are very grateful.Thank you for your prayers and blessings and help. God bless you all. Amen

  29. Dear John- Paul and Annie,
    Thank you so much for your ministry. The reason Iam writing is to share with you my answered prayer following the St Therese Novena. I have been out of work for two months and was beginning to worry. On the Feast day of St Therese I got a call to interview for two jobs. I interviewed yesterday and iam pleased to share that I got offered both jobs. Truly an answered prayer. Please join me in thanking Our good and mighty God.

  30. I come forth this evening, to ask for prayer for my extended family. My oldest sister and I do not have a relationship at all, but her children and my family are very close, the 3 children were apprehended from their mother, please pray that these children come to my home, for me to give them the sage, stable, happy, loving, caring home, where they want to be, with family! I beg of you all, to please pray that I get these babies into my home, with family and out of the system :(
    I ask this in Jesus name, Amen.

  31. Please pray for me as I ask for help to be able to get a job. It has been so hard but I have faith God will provide me and help me. Also I am praying to pass my nclex board exam. Up till now I didn’t pass and this dec will be my 3rd try. I thank you.

  32. Thank you for setting up praymorenovenas. .I am so grateful. It’s so good to receive the novenas’. I have not missed one. God bless you both.Would you have a novena.to St Pope John Paul II.?If you have would you be able to publish it. Thank you and god bless you both. And carry on the great work.
    Or if anyone out there know of a novena to St Pope John Paul II,would you put IT in the reply . Thank you so very much. God bless. Amen

  33. I love joining in the novenas and learning about our different intercessors. St. Therese, the Little Flower, and St Jude have always been my favorite . Now I have more.

    I do have one concern. With this last Novena, I have not received the last two days of prayers. I’m concerned I somehow got deleted from the list.

  34. I’ve recently got some news early this year when I went to the doctor for a pap smear and results came back abnormal and I had to get a biopsy and I was so scared and nervous during that process, I had cramped stomach pains and was depressed and it took awhile for me to heal and get back to normal, last month in August, I had to go back for another pap smear and I went to back to my GYN for the results and they came back bi-curious and abnormal and I thought I had to get a biopsy but he told me I suppose to be coming back in a year but it was several months and he told me that I don’t have to get anything done now, but they’ll monitor me and I go back in February for another pap test and if the results come out worse and my cells get bad they might have to cut a chunk of me, and I try not to think about it but its hard not to, I need help and prayer getting through this, when I was young I got caught up with boys and men in my life, and someone I was with, contracted something to me and its mind blowing, how I let myself get congested in that life like that and I was young and selfish in my decisions to get me caught up in what I’m going through medically, I just need help and guidance and strong prayer.

  35. thank you all for this site and your prayers! I will join you in praying for our needs. Please unite in this prayer request:

    my young son’s wife suddenly turned against him following a car accident in which she was not physically hurt but suffered emotional trauma. She began making accusations of abuse by her husband to their baby girl. every accusation was followed by an examination by the baby’s pediatrician with no sign of abuse. That did not convince his wife and her parents have paid for several lawsuits against him and wanting him sent to prison. They can afford the lawyers and he and our family has no money left. Even have sold our car to pay for his defense. Only with prayer can this battle be won. Please help with a novena! God bless you all!

  36. Kindly pray for Raj Govender. We ask for total healing and deliverance for Raj from cancer. We rebuke, denounce cut and cancel Bind and cast out the spirit of cancer in Raj’s body.
    Curse the seed, root and cells of the cancer in Raj.
    Raj will be restored with sound health. Sickness will never enter his body ever again, cause he has the protection. We claim sound health for Raj. He will be healed and delivered.

  37. Please St. Therese intercede for us so that our family’s relationships be healed and we have love, unity and peace amongst us. Please change the rock in our daughter’s chest be turned to a heart of love for us. We love her and the pain gets very heavy on us. Please pray the devil leave our family alone!

  38. Thank you so much for starting
    Praymorenovenas. I love it.My sister introduced me to the website and now I am spreading the word.Can you add a novena to St Clair,if there is one.I have great friends in the Poor Clare order.Again Thank you.
    Keep up the good work.

    • I second that! Recently I came across the beautiful prayer of St Clare of Assisi (the “behold, fold, enfold” one) that I now try to recite daily. If it is indeed part of a novena could you please explain its origins – it is not written by St Clare herself, as is evident from the words. 😄 The Poor Clares in the Philippines may know of a novena. Veneration of the saint there has been linked with tribal customs in Obando, where her help and that of Our Lady and St Paschal is sought by couples wanting children. A nine-day festival with much dancing is apparently involved!
      Thank you so much for this wonderful resource that enables us all to join in a novena without leaving the comfort of our homes and workplaces. Also I was getting a bit confused starting a new novena before finishing the last and losing track of the days (I know now I shouldn’t do that but when things crop up I feel I have to pray extra!) If things go well and my prayers are answered in the near future I might be able to afford a donation soon but until then, you just have my best wishes 😄

  39. Dear Friends,
    Please pray for a young girl who has just tried to commit suicide. Apparently, her boyfriend just died – I have no information about him, but please also pray for the happy repose of his soul. Thank you and God Bless you all.

  40. Please pray for me and my daughter. We got involved with a “spammer” and didn’t find out until too late. I want him to just go away and forget about us.

  41. Hi John Paul and Annie,

    I haven’t really prayed any novenas in my life, but my husband our five kids and myself decided to pray the St. Philomena Novena this past August. We have several members of our family that are away from the Church, the most notable being my brother who left when he was a teen and has been very anti-religion ever since, and one of our intentions is that they would all come to the Church.

    I am pleased to say that ever since finishing the Novena, my brother has been coming to us with questions about what the Church teaches and has been reading his Bible. He is also wearing a Pope Francis medal that my mom gave to him a couple of years ago. Although he hasn’t returned to the sacraments, this change in him has gave us great hope for his soul!

    Thank you so much for your apostolate.

    Amber Vowels

  42. Please pray for my 90 year old father who is having surgery next week for an L5Compression fracture. Pray that he comes through the surgery with no complications and will be free of his excruciating back pain.

    Thank you

  43. never known to fail
    A Most Beautiful Flower of
    Mount Carmel, Fruitful Vine, Splendor of Heaven,
    Blessed Mother of the Son of God, Immaculate
    Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh Star of the
    Sea, help me and show me herein you are my
    Mother, Oh Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of
    Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you, from the
    bottom of my heart to secure me in my necessity (make
    your request). There are none that can withstand your
    power. Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us
    who have recourse to thee.
    Repeat this prayer 3 times for 3 consecutive days. you must publish it, and it will be granted to you.

  44. Please pray for Kevin of La Victoria, Dominican Republic who has been so dedicated to assisting all of the U.S. Missionaries that come to his village in the name of Jesus to perform all kinds of services for the beautiful people of La Victoria. Kevin has been dedicated to service and love of all Gods creations. We have been working on his Visa application and trip to the U.S. Kevin has his application and all of the documentation completed and is scheduled tomorrow 9/16 at 9:00 am Eastern time for his first Visa request appointment. Please pray that he will be granted the next step in meeting with Consulate next Wednesday 9/23 at 7:00 am and can pass that phase as well. Please pray so that Kevin can be provided an opportunity to visit us and the other missionaries as a thank you for all that he does for all and to provide him a wonderful opportunity. Thank You! Peace Be With You.


    Say once, then publish…

    O Mary my Mother and Our Lady of Surprises, what a happy joy you caused the wedding guests when you asked your Divine Son to work the miracle of changing the water into wine. What a surprise for them since they thought the wine had run dry.
    I, too, Mary love surprises and as your child, may I ask you to favor me with one today? I ask this only because you are my ever caring Mother. Amen.

  46. Rutendo:says please PrAy for m rutendo everything is nt well btwn m n tatenda let him cm back to m in Jesus name l prAy Mother Mary help u are mother wth blessing l trust u believe u n respect u please for m l need him in my life Amen

  47. Please pray for my son frank, who has his final resit accountancy exams in his masters degree. this is his last paper and finishes university this September. Please ask Mother Mary,St Monica and St Jude to intercede on his behalf. Thank you!
    From a very worried mother

  48. Thank you for sharing your dedication to prayer with all of us. Thank you too for remembering this prayer community in your recent trip to the Basilica of Saint-Anne-de Beaupré. You will only know the full fruits of your labors in Heaven.

  49. Dear Friends
    Wish you all nice day
    Thank you for your prayers and the offering of Holy Mass to St Anne.

    May the Lord bless you all and keep you all safe
    Thank you

  50. Sunday, May 18, 2008
    3 Day Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel; Never Known to Fail

    Oh, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven.

    Blessed Mother of the Son of God; Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity.

    Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me you are my Mother.

    Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in my necessity. (Mention your request here).

    There are none that can withstand your power.

    Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3x).

    Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands. (3x). Amen.

  51. Sunday, May 18, 2008
    3 Day Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel; Never Known to Fail

    Oh, most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of Heaven.

    Blessed Mother of the Son of God; Immaculate Virgin, assist me in my necessity.

    Oh, Star of the Sea, help me and show me you are my Mother.

    Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of Heaven and Earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succour me in my necessity. (Mention your request here).

    There are none that can withstand your power.

    Oh, Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee. (3x).

    Holy Mary, I place this prayer in your hands. (3x). Amen.

    Say this prayer for 3 consecutive days and then you must publish it and it will be granted to you.

    This is the third day of the novena. I am confident my prayer will be answered.

  52. John~Paul and Annie,

    Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for the work you two do. You’ve brought many into a closer relationship with The Lord and His Son through your novena prayer group. May God bless your family and your ministry.

  53. Oh most beautiful flower of Mount Carmel, fruitful vine, splendor of heaven.

    Oh, blessed Mother of the son of God, immaculate virgin, assist me in my necessity.

    Oh, star of the sea, mother of God, queen of heaven and earth, I humbly beseech you from the bottom of my heart to succor me in my necessity

    (Mention your request here)

    There are none that can withstAnd your power.

    Oh Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee
    (Say three times)

    Oh Mary, I place this prayer in your hands. (Say three times)

    Say for 3 consecutive days then publish