Tips for Praying

Prayer isn’t just another good thing to do; it’s absolutely necessary if we want to know God’s will in our lives and draw closer to him. The trouble is finding the time and willpower to pray. In this video, Fr. Mike Schmitz suggests being a bit more intentional in our prayer lives, asking these four simple questions: When should I pray, where should I pray, what should I pray, and why should I pray?


  • DerpDerpApple1

    I just love Father Mike ! I look forward to your videos to appear every Thursday and they are a constant source of inspiration.

    BTW, sorry about the user name, my son picked it!

  • Tara McDonald Ortiz

    You are the cutest … thanks for your wonderful energy and enthusiasm … we have that in common … I love being Catholic too … I hope you will continue these all year long … <3 <3 <3

  • Pat

    I have 4 sons who are fallen away Catholics and I’ve been praying for them to come back to the Church for 20 years. One came back to visit about 2 months ago and I was showing him all the videos from Fr. Mike and one day he said: “You know, mom, that guy (Fr. Mike) is getting under my skin; I kind-a-like him and what he says, makes sense” and I thought, “Thank you,Lord, and thank you, Fr. Mike”. He will come back to see me in the summer, so I will keep the videos to show him. Thank you Fr. Mike and thank you, Ascension Press.

  • Irene Dalzell

    I really enjoy your talks. It really opens my mind and my heart.

    Thank you Fr. Mike.

  • Christy Read

    Well said……very quickly said….I think you may have had some caffeine with that fire from the Holy Spirit?….just kidding the New Jerseyians should be able to keep up.

  • Lizze Shanley

    On a very light note, you’re family must just love you so much!! I have a 17 year old nephew who will begin his discernment for priesthood. He will be going to St. Joseph’s Seminary Loyola Chicago. I was his confirmation sponsor. I was so proud to be near his side. I will pray for him daily.
    I’m sending him your videos as he is so much like you!
    God bless you for devoting your life to the priesthood.
    Could I ask for prayers as this weekend I will be devoting my time to pray for women that will be on an Emaus Retreat. My ministry with other women is to pray the whole weekend for them to open their hearts to the Lord. To see Jesus on the road to Emaus. We will pray from 2 pm this afternoon until 3 pm on Sunday.
    Again God bless you Fr. Mike

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