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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. Thank you Lord for my husband who continues to support and love me during this time in my life. I’m struggling as an empty nester and trying to find my identity. I am so blessed to have him in my life! Please help me to get outside of myself and to move forward in this unfamiliar journey. God you have blessed me so….let me continue to be grateful for all I have.

  2. Dear St. Jude
    Please help with my bills situation, Please help me find the right man ,a man c A n love me forever unconditionally, .my goals of my carrers , my house with furniture, my son’s school year … Please for derick out of the prison and i want marry again and he happy again

  3. Good Morning everyone and happy sunday! I’m new here and I was looking online for prayers because I am having such a tough time in mylife right now and came across this page. I’m not sure what Novena are but I wanted to know praying Novena do you have to be a catholic? Because I need help in mylife right now I am so depressed, sad and lost; I need a miracle to happen for my boys and I. If someone could pray for us as well I would be really greatful.

  4. Please pray for my daughter who is under attack from Satan. Pray for purity and righteousness for my son and daughter. For continued discernment for my oldest who is a Carmelite Novice.

    • It’s so wonderful to have found this page where I can pray with my Catholic fellows. Novena prayers are so wonderful.and it really helps to be prayerful. I wil continue to save my lord for all days of my life .the lord that we save shall deliver your daughter and son in the name of jesus

  5. Hi Annie and John-Paul – I subscribed to your site back in April or May and was receiving emails every day until late August when they stopped. I unsubscribed and tried to resubscribe, but I still haven’t received anything. I’m not sure what to do.
    thanks

  6. Pray with me against the devil in my family, my nanny claims her phone to have been stolen by my husband in the house since he recently found her to having periodic sexual contact with a boy next door through daily conversations on her disruptive phone .now she threatened him with claims of rape when he expelled her since she could not tell exactly where our boy child would be when she had sex with the boyfriend. This claim could hand my husband in jail. I pray that the nanny confesses the truth about her behaviour and phone. In Jesus name, Amen.

  7. I have always believed that if you work hard, do your best, & do the right thing, you will be blessed. I need prayers for my work situation. Here is a little background: My husband & I worked in my father’s business. We both lost our jobs on the same day. (long terrible story that included my father STEALING our retirement, and we had to pay the IRS for 10 years on a pay plan. They don’t care who gets the money, but you have to pay.) So we both got new jobs after almost a year. I took whatever I could get and worked my tail off. My boss NEVER came to work. I did al of the work. (Just 2 of us) After 15 years, they had reports of parking swipes, and fired her. I was loyal and lost my STATE retirement. I went with her to the clinical system. I am now 60 and she STILL does not come to work. I got my graduate degree so that I could take over her job as she PROMISED,]. I do all of her work, and she handle payroll and says she is here. She is NEVER here. She is passive aggressive in a way that manipulates me to cover for her and do her work. This week she told me (by phone) that I will LOSE my professional status on Friday because I do not make enough money. (For the past 3 years she has been telling me that she is working on fixing that, but if you don’t come to work, you can’t do anything.) After telling me that, she had the audacity to tell me that she was going to retire next August so I should find a new job. This is the same lady that PROMISED me that her job would be MINE once she retired. She makes well over 200,000 a year and I don’t make 40,000. It has nothing to do with money, but everything to do with her passive aggressive abuse. She lied so that i would do her work. I called the retirement board and asked if I could apply for a state position. They told me YES and that if I stayed in that position for 5 years I would be entitled to my stated pension! I have been applying, I have a great CV, but I am 60, and am not delusional, who will hire a 60 year old woman? (I am healthy and fit, though.) I need prayers. Will you pray with/for me? Thanks and may God bless. (Oh, I’m not going to turn her in. I would be the loser, plus, I don’t need or want bad karma.)

  8. Oh! Dear Mother of God, our Lady of Conception Aparecida!
    Oh! Saint Rita of Cassia and Saint Jude
    worker of miracles and helper of impossible causes pray for me.
    Saint Expedite, Saint of urgent causes and Saint Edwiges, Saint of the needy you know how desperate I feel. Please ask Jesus to help me.
    (State your intentions here)
    May the sacred heart of Jesus be adored and glorified forever.

    Pray 1 Our Father, 1 Hail Mary,
    and 1 Glory Be

    Pray for 3 days. Publish on the 3rd day and see what happens on the fourth.

  9. I recently lost my husband of 34 years. My heart is broken. I try to pray all of your novena & have for a couple of years. What a wonderful way to start my day. Do you have any novenas for those who have lost their spouses? I have been praying the marriage novena but feel left out since I’m not married or single. Thank you.

  10. I have not been receiving the past several novenas, and the notifications have not appeared in my spam. When I tried to re-register, I was unable because I somehow ended up “unsubscribed”. I feel bad about any misunderstanding, especially because I donated money to your website. Please advise as to how I can be re-added to your mailing…Thank you, and God bless…Anne

  11. I am so happy I found your site last week…..Looking forward to joining in prayer with you. Thank you to the Blessed Virgin and Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta for prayers answered.

  12. Hello; my name is Jill VanTrease, and I am a longtime fan/member! Can you help me? I prayed for another healthy child, and I am now pregnant! I prayed for this during the St. Monica Novena, and the Novena prior to the St. Monica Novena – but I don’t remember which Novena came immediately before St. Monica! Can you help?! I want to thank the correct Saint for interceding for me – can’t believe I don’t remember which one it was!!!

    Thanks so much for all that you do.

    Best,

    Jill VanTrease

  13. Thank God for this technology n knowing this page I want t sincerely thank Mother Mary n our Lord Jesus Christ for also blessing me t share in d joy of Motherhood I now surrender all my worries ,fears n anxiety abt my family into ur Miraculous hands praying for Divine Favours , Successes in various exams , life partner’s , sustainable jobs upon my children , praying for full term safe and sound delivery upon my new inlaw , praying for d sale of 2 lands in Abuja , praying for Divine Healing upon myself n all d sick above all I pray for spiritual touch upon us all especially my husband .Teach us t serve u better n Hap Birthday in Advance Dear MOTHER

  14. Thank you very much for these Novenas. I would like to suggest to add a novena to St Cajetan, patron Saint for the unemployed. With so many people looking for work this would bring blessings for many. God bless you!

  15. I have not been receiving all emails for the last several novenas. one or two have not been arriving. I checked my spam box and they are not there. I do go to your facebook page to get them but I wanted to let you know about the issue.

    frank

  16. Will you be giving us a Novena to pray in anticipation of the new publicly acknowledged SAINT Teresa of Calcutta, Sept. 4? If not, I will attempt to find my own novena to start on Aug. 26 . . . but I am so grateful for all that you do at Pray More Novenas that I was hoping to pray WITH you (et al)!!!