Resources for The Daily Examen
The Daily Examen is a method of prayer that Ignatius of Loyola taught in his Spiritual Exercises. He considered it the most important thing a person could do each day. It takes only a few minutes. A contemporary adaptation of Ignatius' teaching broadens the traditional "Examination of Conscience" (preparation for confession) into the "Examination of Consciousness." As presented by Creighton U. theologian Dennis Hamm, SJ, this prayer has five steps: (1) Pray for light to understand and appreciate the past day. (2) Review the day in thanksgiving. (3) Review the feelings in the replay of the day. (4) Choose one of those feelings (positive or negative) and pray from it. (5) Look toward tomorrow.
Versions of the Daily Examen
- The Examen: A Daily Prayer
- Reflective Review of the Past Year: An Ignatian Annual Examen
- Daily Examen of Consciousness for Diversity
- Daily Examen of Consciousness for Ecology
- Daily Examen for Managers
- Daily Examen for Parents
- The Daily Examen (4 minutes)
- The Daily Examen - With a Body Consciousness Meditation (17 minutes)
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