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the examen

The Examen

On Sunday, as a part of our Mindful series, Pastor Sarah Siders taught us about the Examen, an ancient practice used for reflection and awareness. (You can listen or watch here.)

Consider spending some time using this activity to deepen your connection with God and understand better what is occurring in your internal world.

Here are prompts for the Examen.

1. Thanksgiving: 

  • What am I especially grateful for in the past day?

2. Petition: 

  • I am about to review my day; I ask for the light to know God and to know myself as God sees me.

3. Review:

  • Where have I felt true joy today? 

  • What has troubled me today? 

  • What has challenged me today? 

  • Where and when did I pause today?

  • Have I noticed God’s presence in any of this?

4. Response

  • In light of my review, what is my response to the God of my life?