The Next Novena: “Thy Kingdom Come”

We are very excited to announce the next novena that starts Friday, November 13th!

It is the perfect novena to pray as we end this liturgical year and begin the next one very soon…

This novena will give us an opportunity to re-order our lives, our hearts and our minds to our Lord.

It’s kind of like a novena for new (Liturgical) year’s resolutions! 

It’s the Christ the King Novena!

The feast of Christ the King is movable, and is celebrated on the last Sunday of the Liturgical year. This feast day was instituted by Pope Pius XI in 1925 within his encyclical letter, Quas Primas.

St. John Paul II spoke about this feast, and the title of Christ the King, in a homily from 2000. Here’s a little bit of what he said:

“You are King! But your kingdom is not of this world… Yours is a “kingdom of truth and life, a kingdom of holiness and grace, a kingdom of justice, love and peace,” which will be revealed in its fullness at the end of time, when God will be all in all. The Church, which can already taste on earth the first fruits of this future fulfillment, never ceases to repeat: “Adveniat regnum tuum”, “Thy kingdom come.”

During this novena, we will pray that we may all allow Christ the King to truly be our king: to reign in our hearts, our minds, our wills, and our lives.

You can sign up to join us in prayer here:

And you can share your prayer intentions in the comment section below.

We’re looking forward to praying with you and for you! 

God bless you!

John-Paul & Annie –

A Gift for You, and A Prayer to All Saints & for All Souls (2020)

As we celebrate All Saints Day and pray for the faithful departed, the two of us wanted to do something special for you and your family. If you’ve been praying with us for a few years, you know that we like to do this every year :)

This is our gift for you: 

We are having a Mass offered for you on November 1st at 5 pm at St. John’s Catholic Chapel in Champaign, IL. This Mass will be offered for you & your intentions.

Then, we are having another Mass offered for your deceased loved ones on November 2nd, All Souls Day, at 12:05 pm in the same chapel.

And lastly, we are having a Mass offered for all the deceased members of Pray More Novenas — those who have prayed with us at any point in the past and have since passed away. This Mass will be on November 3rd at 5 pm, again in the same chapel.

If you would like to share the names of those you are praying for, you can post them below.

We’re praying for you, your loved ones and your intentions.

Frequently asked question:
“What does it mean to have a Mass “offered” for someone?”

Now please join us in praying these two prayers to celebrate All Saints Day and to remember all the poor souls in purgatory.

Prayer for All Saints Day
Dear God, thank you for the example of the Saints.
I desire to join in their company, worshiping you forever in Heaven.
Please help me follow their footsteps, and yours, Jesus Christ.
Please help me to conform myself to Your image, seeking Your will in all things, as the Saints did.
Please help me to devote myself, and all that I do, to Your glory, and to the service of my neighbors.

More Resources Here

Optional: The Litany of the Saints

Prayer for All Souls Day — the Prayer of St. Gertrude
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.

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Answered Prayers from the St. Jude Novena, 2020

Thank you for joining us in praying the St. Jude Novena together!

If you’ve had any prayers answered throughout this novena, please share those with us all below.

It gives us hope to see how God is working through our prayers, even if our particular intention was not answered.

Let’s hold onto that hope & keep praying. We’re praying for you.

Thank you, Lord, for never leaving us in our suffering & trials!

A Novena for the US Election

As we have been getting closer to election day for the United States, we have received many requests to pray a novena for the election

It starts this Sunday, October 25th.

We’re looking forward to praying with you.

God bless you!

John-Paul & Annie

A Novena for Impossible Causes

Our next novena is to a saint who does the impossible.  

That’s seriously what he’s known for — answering impossible prayers!

He’s the patron of hopeless, lost and impossible causes… 

It’s St. Jude :)

We will start praying the St. Jude Novena on Monday, October 19th.

We know that this year has felt impossible for so many, so we’re looking forward to seeking St. Jude’s intercession with you.

You can share your prayer intentions in the comment section below.

Saint Jude was one of Jesus’ twelve original apostles. He is also known by the name Thaddeus, which means sweetness and gentleness of character.

Saint Jude followed Jesus faithfully until His crucifixion, and then later worked on evangelization.

Very little is known about his life, but we do know that he died as a martyr — some say around 65AD, giving his life to Jesus Christ.

He is now one of the most invoked saints for intercession in desperate situations because his New Testament letter stressed the importance of a faithful person persevering in the environment of harsh circumstances.

You can sign up to join us in prayer here:

And you can share your prayer intentions in the comment section below.

We’re looking forward to praying with you and for you! 

God bless you!

John-Paul & Annie –

Answered Prayers from the St. Therese Novena, 2020

Thank you so much for joining us in praying the St. Therese Novena! We hope you’ve grown closer to Christ through St. Therese’s prayers — we know that’s her greatest hope for us all!

If you’ve had any of your prayers answered during this novena, please share those with us all below! We love to hear and share how God is working through our prayers here in the Pray More Novenas community.

We are continuing to pray for you & your intentions!

Please do not give up on hope if your prayers have seemingly gone unanswered. God is still working, He is still with you. And we’re praying for you.

Our Next Novena Together: The St. Therese Novena!

The next novena we’re going to pray as a community is one of our favorites, it’s the St. Therese of Lisieux Novena!

Pope Pius X called St. Therese “the greatest saint of modern times.” She’s well known for her “little way” spirituality of doing small, ordinary things that you do every day with extraordinary love. She wrote in her autobiography, “What matters in life is not great deeds, but great love.”

We will start praying this novena next Tuesday, September 22nd.

St. Therese suffered a great deal in her life. She lost her mom when she was a young girl. One of her older sisters became like a second mother to her, and St. Therese “lost” her when her sister entered a convent. St. Therese also suffered from chronic illness and depression. Through it all, she continued to look towards Jesus.

She’s a great example for all of us — a reminder to cling to Jesus through whatever each of us may be going through right now. Let’s look to Jesus!

You can sign up to pray with us here:

You are already signed up to receive the novena :) 

We’re looking forward to praying with you and for you! 

God bless you!

John-Paul & Annie –

One of Our Favorite Novenas: for Marriage & Family!

We don’t usually send out two emails on the same day, but we wanted to let you know about the next novena — it’s one of our favorites (you can scroll down to read why), and we’ll start praying it just a few days after we finish the current Novena to St. Monica.

The next novena is The Novena for Marriage and Family! We start praying on Sunday, August 30th.

St. John Paul II said, “As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live,” so it’s really important that we pray for marriages and families to be strengthened and sanctified.

We will pray for those who are already married, for those who want to be married, for families going through difficult times, and for those in financial distress.

There’s something extra special about this novena… It leads up to the Feast of Mary’s Birthday (the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary)!

The first time we prayed this novena together as a community was eight years ago, leading up to our wedding day! It has been such a gift to pray with you :)

And it is so important that we have strong marriages and strong families. So, we are really looking forward to praying this novena once again, for Marriages and for Families!

This novena begins on August 30th!

You can sign up to join us in praying HERE. And you can share your prayer intentions in the comments below.

Thank you for praying with us! We’re praying for you.

God bless you!

John-Paul & Annie –

The Next Novena: St. Monica

We start praying the next novena together, The St. Monica Novena, on August 18th!

St. Monica is most known for her intercessory prayers for those who have fallen away from the faith, as she prayed for the conversion of her son for 15 years.

She is also the patron saint of alcoholics, married women, mothers, wives, and difficult marriages, as well as the patron saint of those who have been abused.

You can ask for her prayers for any intention you have — especially for the ones you have been praying about for a long time. Those seem to be her specialty ;) 

You can sign up to pray this novena with us here:

And you can share your prayer intentions below. We’re praying for you!

Talks to help you heal, move forward and grow closer to Christ

St. John Paul II said that suffering is almost inseparable from man’s earthly existence. At times, suffering can lead you closer to Christ. And at other times, it can seem to lead you further away from Him.

We’ve been working on our next online retreat to help steer you closer back to Him, who is the Divine Healer.

It’s called The Pray More Healing Retreat!

It’s like a do-it-yourself retreat, but you’re not doing alone — we’re doing it with you!

We hope you’ll join us. 🙏 🤗🙏

You can learn more, see all the topics, watch a preview, and sign up for the retreat at

Here are the Healing Retreat Speakers:

You can look through all the topics they’re covering here.

The retreat begins on August 5th!

Answered Prayers from the St. Anne Novena 2020

Thank you for joining us in praying the St. Anne Novena!

If you’ve had any of your prayers answered during this novena, you can share those with us all below!

We will continue to pray for you & your intentions. God is with you!

One of our Favorite & Most Popular Novenas: The St. Anne Novena!

A little more than ten years ago, John-Paul was single.

Little did he know… I was praying a novena, asking God to help me meet my future husband. Now, John-Paul & I are married and coming up on our eighth wedding anniversary! 

And the next novena we’re praying together is the one I prayed all those years ago: the St. Anne Novena!

We will start praying on July 17th! That’s this Friday.

St. Anne is the mother of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the grandmother of Jesus. She is a very powerful intercessor! 

You may have heard that those discerning marriage often pray to St. Anne for help in finding a spouse. But, St. Anne is also known to intercede for people for almost any request, and especially for healing.

You could also ask for her intercession for your marriage, for your grandparents or grandchildren, to grow in holiness and patience. You can ask her to pray for whatever it is that’s on your heart, she will bring your intentions to Jesus!

We hope you will join us in praying this novena! We will be praying for you and your intentions throughout the novena.

You can share your prayer intentions in the comment section below!

And you can sign up here to join us in prayer:

We’re looking forward to praying with you and for you! 

God bless you!

John-Paul & Annie –