A Daily Examen of Consciousness for Ecology

St. Ignatius Loyola’s Examen is an opportunity for peaceful daily reflective prayer. It invites us to find the movement of God in all the people and events of our day. The Examen is simply a set of introspective prompts for you to follow or adapt to your own character and spirit. Begin with a pause and a slow, deep breath or two; become aware that you are in the presence of the Holy.

 

[How] Do I have a God-centered, sacramental reverence for the earth?

[How] Do I see the cosmos as “a ‘body’ of God,” sacred, and “charged with the grandeur of God?”

As a steward and co-creator of the planet, [how] do I express gratitude for the beauty of God’s creation and work responsibly with others to preserve it?

I pause and reflect.
 

Prayer for Finding God in All Things: The Daily Examen of St. Ignatius of Loyola,
by Joan L. Roccasalvo, C.S.J.

          

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