A Daily Examen

One of the best ways to grow as a follower […]

One of the best ways to grow as a follower of Jesus is to become aware of his daily interactions with us. An Examen reflects backward, names experiences, and looks forward with prayer.

  1. Presence: Become aware of God’s presence in the present moment. Ask Holy Spirit to bring clarity amidst the blur of activity.
  2. Gratitude: Remember the day with gratitude. What delights and joys? See God’s gifts. Give thanks. 
  3. Reflect: What was life giving and life draining? How is God speaking through the emotions that arise? Anything to repent of? Any new direction?
  4. One Thing: One thing God thought was important in your day. Pray about it. 
  5. Look Toward Tomorrow: As you imagine this next moment (or tomorrow), turn it into a prayer.

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