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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 sheā€™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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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