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. We would like to contact you to find if there is a copyright to your 9 day novena to St Therese.

    Please provide a phone number for me to call you or e-mail the answer.

    Thanks. God Bless, Sharon Hoolehan

    Member of The Shrine Of The Little Flower

  2. hey..help in prayers my relationship with my man is under rocks.i dont want to loose him now and i want to get a better job so that i can support my family and myself propery

  3. Please pray for me, I have mutiple illnesses, awaiting for Court date to determine if I am approved for Disability. Awaiting a response from SSI TO see if approved. Living off my 401k and going through a divorce which he doesn’t want to give me Alimony. Any and all prayers appreciated.
    Thank you

  4. Thank you John-Paul. This website is God sent. My sense of community and universality of the Catholic Church is always strengthened by praying this novena with everyone. I have received many blessings and graces through the novenas. Thank you for your good works. To God be the glory.

  5. I want her to be set free from the pain she has been plagued with a for a little longer than a year. Could you please tell tell me one that I should of been saying the moment we found out she had cancer. And now one for the road If that makes any sense.
    Thank you

  6. I really appreciate you getting back to me about the website not allowing to enroll in any other novenas. It seems as it doesn’t recognize me as an already registered member and asks me to click on your link from your email to confirm the registration. But no new email from you is forthcoming since I have already registered, so I’m hung up at the “you’re almost done page…”
    Could it be that your novenas are on a particular schedule and can only be accessed then? I did not see any schedules posted but who knows…
    Or is it perhaps I misunderstood and only the first one is free but a donation is needed for subsequent ones…???
    I’ll await your reply.
    Thank you again

  7. Hello,
    I am loving the novena reminders! What a neat idea. Thank you for putting this together for us out here. Like you, i was always forgetting and would lose track somewhere in the middle.
    I was wondering, how many novenas do you send out and how often do they come? Do you have a calendar of them? How do you know which ones to do and when?
    Can you tell I am excited about the prospect of this? ;) LOL.

    Thank you.

  8. Please storm the gates of heaven for me in marriage (D & J.) D is involved in something not sure what all but he’s lying and I know in my heart it’s serious sin against our intimacy.Urgent prayer for D to be convicted of his sin against me, our marriage and family(four adult kids and 5 grandchildren) and D’s conversion to complete honesty with me about what he’s involved in and complet confession of sins to me and a Priest and for us then to be able to start over.

  9. Good afternoon,

    And thanks so much for this it is so good to know that a lot of young people still believe in the power of prayer, and also in the Catholic Faith. I feel so fortunate to have joined this community. I will join in the prayers as I also request all our members to pray for me and my family. Well done John-Paul and Annie.

  10. I use to get your novenas on a regular basis. Now I have to read my daughter’s email to get the novena. Somehow my subscription/email or address was dropped off from your list. I love your novenas and I am just wondering if we got hacked because we no longer receive your emails and you are not listed on my blocked spam or email.
    God Bless You Both. Have a Happy Valentine.

  11. Just found you today. Signed up. I too had the same problem, as you, John-Paul. So I am very happy to participate in this ministry. It’s my Lenten offering. Wishing you continued success and blessings in your life.

    P.s. My youngest son is named John Paul.
    Oh. And could you add the novena of St. Theresa the little flower?

  12. I think I got dropped from the e-mail list. I haven’t received anything in awhile. Please double-check to be sure I’m on the list. Thanks!

  13. Hi everyone, I have joined this community to complete my novenas and receive graces. My major concern this time is my job. I am in a fix and don’t want to loose my job. I promise to be as sincere as I can towards my job. I am just so scared about it when ever I think about my job apart from crying there is nothing that I can do. I request you all to please pray for me so that I don’t loose job. I normally don’t check my emails regularly but if this works I will do the novenas genuinely.