offered by Leah Springford
The Examen is a method of reviewing your day in the presence of God. It’s actually an attitude more than a method, a time set aside for thankful reflection on where God is in your everyday life. There are 5 steps which can be followed in any order.
1. Ask God for light
I want to look at my day with God’s eyes, not merely my own.
2. Give thanks
The day I have just lived is a gift from God. Be grateful for it.
3. Review the day
I carefully look back on the day just completed, being guided by the Holy Spirit.
4. Face your shortcomings
I face up to what is wrong – in my life and in me.
5. Look toward the day to come
I ask where I need God in the day to come.
Truly my soul finds rest in God: My salvation comes from him.
Truly God is my rock and my salvation; God is my fortress; I will never be shaken.
Psalm 62 V.1,2.