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Life to a Whole New Level with Pray40Days During Lent
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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 This Lent

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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Pray Advent

Are you ready to experience God like you never have before?

Then sign up for this FREE program, it will change your life for the better, forever!

With PrayAdvent, you get to listen to Fr. Michael Denk personally guide you in a new prayer experience every day of the program. Find out for yourself!

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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


Find The Joy

Today is Gaudete Sunday, which means rejoice. We are rejoicing today. I am sure you have heard before, but the early church fathers spoke of three Advents.

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Catholic Prayer for Marriage

Consider reading this article together with your partner.  It may become one of the best things that you ever do with each other. My spiritual director in the seminary, Fr. John Loya used to say that prayer is the most intimate encounter we can have.

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Praying with Priests Bishop Anthony Pilla

Hi everyone. Welcome to this episode of Praying with Priests. I have the absolute privilege of being here with Bishop Anthony Pilla, the Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Cleveland. He was my Bishop for most of my life, and I have wonderful memories of Bishop Pilla. Welcome, Bishop Pilla.

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Give the Gift of Prayer During this time of Uncertainty

Something to hold, when you need to be held.

Let the Holy Family Prayer Medal embrace you in this time when you are away physically from the church, or just need to feel loved. It makes the perfect gift for friends and loved ones because they can hold the Prayer Medal and feel the love of God the Father.

What makes this medal so special?

  • The design was inspired by a gift that was once given to Fr. Michael
  • Personally designed, carved, cast and blessed by Fr. Michael
  • Made of high quality pewter which ensures quality for generations

We have hundreds of testimonials on how lives have been changed when praying with the Holy Family Prayer Medal. It makes a thoughtful gift to those you care about.

To give this very special gift to yourself, loved one or friend, simply donate $35 and we will deliver it to your doorstep!

You’re special and we would like to give you an extra special Thank You with the Sacred Space CD featuring originals by Fr. Michael.

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