The Prayer of Examen
Wednesday evenings, February 1, 15, 22 (no class on February 8)
Individual prayer is a rich tradition of our faith. A spiritual discipline that offers a great way to pray is the St. Ignatian Examen. More than 400 years ago St. Ignatius Loyola encouraged prayer-filled mindfulness by proposing what has been called the Daily Examen. The Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and to discern his direction for us. The discipline is based upon reflecting on these statements such as:
Become aware of God’s presence.
Review the day with gratitude.
Pay attention to your emotions.
Choose one feature of the day and pray from it.
Look toward tomorrow.
On three Wednesday evenings prior to Lent, 2/1, 2/15, and 2/22, we will be introduced to and practicing this discipline together following our 6:45 pm worship service. All are welcome and encouraged to attend!