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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 Priests: Fr. Bob Welsh
https://soundcloud.com/theprodigalfather-org-1/fr-bob-welsh-praying-with-priests-interview Hi, I’m Father Michael Denk, from The Prodigal Father and I am here with Father Bob Welsh who is[...]
Praying with Priests: Fr. Leo Patalinghug
  Hi everyone, welcome to another episode of Praying with Priests, with the Prodigal Father. I’m Father Michael Denk, and[...]
Praying with Priests: Fr. Fred Pausche
Hi I’m FATHER MICHAEL Denk, the associate here at St. Gabriel and I’m actually privileged to interview my pastor, Father[...]

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. 

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