Examen Week 3
In this video, Emerson explains how the Holy Spirit spoke to him a truth that he would have never have found on his own—one that impacts how he views himself and others.
Last week, we introduced the Prayer of Examen. We are going to continue the same practice, but expand it just a bit.
Quiet your mind and heart. Ask God to help you be attentive to His presence through your day.
Gratitude changes our perspective. It allows us to see God at work in our lives. Go through the events of your day, thanking God for all of it—the big things and the small things, the good things and the difficult things.
Pray through significant thoughts and feelings.
What were the significant or overwhelming thoughts or feelings from the day? Ask God to help you understand what stirred those thoughts and feelings. How did they lead you?
Rejoice and seek forgiveness.
Rejoice in the moments that brought you closer to God. Confess and seek forgiveness for the moments you resisted God’s presence in your life. Thank God for the gift of greater awareness. Put on grace for the entire day.
Look to tomorrow.
Invite God into your tomorrow. Commit the day to Him. Ask for greater awareness of His presence.