Explore Praying with Priests


In this reoccurring segment, Father Michael interviews his brother priests regarding their prayer life and advice they’ve given to others looking to build a deeper relationship with God through prayer.


Praying with Fr. Jeremy Merzweiler
FM: Hi This is Fr. Michael Denk for the next episode of Praying with Priests. I'm very excited to have[...]
Praying with Msgr. John Esseff
Msgr. John A. Esseff, a Roman Cathoic priest in the Diocese of Scranton, was ordained on May 30th 1953, by[...]
Praying with Fr. Bob Welsh
Over the years, Father Michael Denk has found that priests and the religious are extremely blessed to be taught "how[...]

Experience God For Real


Are you ready to take your prayer life to a completely new level? With Fr. Michael's guidance, the following Apps provide the ultimate prayer experience.



Pray40Days App

​Are you ready to grow in your prayer life? To experience God like never before?

Pray 40 Days & change your life forever

By signing-up for FREE, you will receive updates about the program, with information as to how you can participate as well as exclusive daily content for the duration of the program. 

The Examen Prayer App

EXAMEN Prayer App

St. Ignatius said that the most important prayer, the one should never be omitted from daily prayer, is the Examen Prayer.

Do you want to grow in your prayer life?

The ingeniousness of this app is that it will remind you to pray the Examen daily and walk you through the steps, allowing you to reflect on and make changes in your life that will bring you closer to God. 

Embrace The Holy Family Prayer Medal

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