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: Foundational Daily Family Prayer, Engaged Catholic Prayer, and Prayer Warrior. The details of each stage are outlined in an easy-to-use chart, which also includes a commitment card that you can cut out and return to the parish office.

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

  • The Prayer Process

    Here you will find the Prayer Process by Matthew Kelly, as well as Pope Francis' 5-Finger Prayer. Click the picture to the left to view the explanation.

  • The Jesus Prayer

    Use this prayer to connect to God on a busy day. Click the picture to the left to view the prayer.

  • The Examen

    No, this is not the Examination of the Conscience you pray before Reconciliation. It is a method of reviewing your day in the presence of God. Click on the picture to the left to use this wonderful prayer!

  • Praying with the Scriptures

    Use the daily Scriptures for this method of prayer, which can be found at

  • 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. Click on the picture to the left to learn how to do this method of prayer.

  • Lectio Divina

    A Latin term meaning "divine reading," Lectio Divina is a way of encountering God through Scripture. Click the picture on the left for more info.

  • Centering Prayer

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