Life to a Whole New Level and ENCOUNTER GOD
– Father Michael Denk
Life to a Whole
New Level and
– Father Michael Denk

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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.

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EXAMEN Prayer App

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

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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Praying With Mass

Do you want to get more out of mass?

To experience Mass the way it was intended?

The Praying with Mass Video Program will teach you how to experience Mass in a way that you’ve probably never though possible, to help you to experience God every time you got to mass.

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The Prodigal Father Live Show Has Returned!

Monday nights at 9PM EST

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Fr. Michael was ordained into priesthood for the Diocese of Cleveland on May 12, 2007. He received a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts from St. Mary Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, with a specialization in video and audio production, from Cleveland State University in 2001.

Fr. Michael is dedicated to helping others encounter Christ through the celebration of the Eucharist, preaching, the Sacrament of Reconciliation, spiritual direction, and prayer. He is devoted to the poor, especially in Africa and El Salvador where he has led several mission trips. Through the Global Fellows program, he has visited Madagascar and Rwanda with Catholic Relief Services.

With a focus in communications, Fr. Michael incorporates new media into his ministries. He not only came up with the concept, but was a chief architect in the development of, a mobile application called The “EXAMEN” App, which assists people to connect with God throughout their day. Besides creating content produced and distributed through The Prodigal Father Productions, Fr. Michael has authored articles published in various Catholic magazines.

Pray40Days set my prayer life on fire! I actually met Jesus and had conversations with Him!

- Marlene

Pray40Days was exactly what I needed to excel and advance my prayer life and nothing to date has helped me as much.

- Dan

While doing Pray40Days my husband and I could actually feel God in our home that very moment!

- Georgia


Does Everyone Have A Cross To Carry?

What is your cross? What is the cross that you are invited to carry that is unique to you? Now that you have identified what your cross is, the next question is usually “Why? Why this cross? Why me? Why do I have to carry this cross? Can I have another cross? Why do we have to have a cross at all?”.

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How to Grow Your Prayer Life: Priests Weigh In

As a priest, I get asked a lot of the same questions pretty often. One I’ve found that comes up frequently is “Father, how do you grow your prayer life?”

There are many ways to grow your prayer life. The mission of the Prodigal Father is to help people discover different ways of encountering the Love of God, The Father, in prayer.

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Praying with Fr. Jacob Bearer

Father Jacob, it is great to have you here. I have known you since you were in the seminary and you have always been one of those people that I feel gets it in terms of the spiritual life.

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Father Michael Announced As One of the 2020 Speakers for the 7th Annual 22:32 Men Conference

Februrary, 29 2020

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