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. 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.

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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 😄

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. 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

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. 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.

  28. 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