As a part of Bishop Ricken's Disciples on the Way mission, which is an invitation to embark on "a journey of deepening our prayer life, of learning to be better disciples," we are inviting you to make a commitment to prayer in your household by joining the St. Raphael prayer challenge. 


We have outlined three stages of prayer for you to aim for: 

  1. Foundational Daily Prayer: Goal of 10 minutes per day
  2. Engaged Catholic Prayer: Goal of 20 minutes per day and try a new form of prayer
  3. Prayer Warrior: Goal of 30 minutes per day and attend at least one prayer or study faith enrichment opportunity (check the AFF opportunities, our Events page, or the Calendar)

Scroll down to the Prayer Methods section below

to explore different ways you can enhance your prayer life!


Share your experiences and photos of prayerful contemplation with us on Facebook by liking our page and tagging St. Raphael the Archangel Catholic Church in your status, or on Twitter by using the hashtag #RaphsPrayerChallenge.


For more information on prayer, download Bishop Ricken's Teach My People to Pray: A Pastoral Reflection, or visit the Green Bay Diocese website.

Prayer Methods

Click the images on the left to view the prayers

  • The Prayer Process

    Here you will find the Prayer Process by Matthew Kelly, as well as Pope Francis' 5-Finger Prayer.

  • The Jesus Prayer

    Use this prayer to connect to God on a busy day.

  • The Examen

    No, this is not the Examination of the Conscience you pray before Reconciliation. It is a wonderful method of reviewing your day in the presence of God!

  • Praying with the Scriptures

    Use the daily Scriptures for this method of prayer, which can be found at usccb.org/readings.

  • Rosary & Divine Chaplet

    Learn these mantra prayers by clicking on the picture to the left

  • Imaginative Prayer

    St. Ignatious used this type of prayer in The Spiritual Exercises.

  • Lectio Divina

    A Latin term meaning "divine reading," Lectio Divina is a way of encountering God through Scripture.

  • Centering Prayer

    Click on the picture to the left to read more about this method of silent prayer.