Praying The Examen

Last Sunday, John Compton shared an exercise in thankfulness called the Examen. For those of you who didn't get a chance to write them down, here are the 5 steps he laid out:


1. Become aware of God's presence

2. Review your day with gratitude

3. Pay attention to your emotions

4. Choose one feature to pray about

5. Look toward tomorrow


If you would like to explore the Examen further, a great resource is Pray As You Go. It's a website run by the Jesuits, and it has several guided Examen prayers and additional information.