The Daily Examen

The Examen is a method of reviewing your day in the presence of God. It’s actually an attitude more than a method, a time set aside for thankful reflection on where God is in your everyday life.

It has five steps.

1. Be still. Ask God for light.

I want to look at my day with God’s eyes, not merely my own.

2. Give thanks.

The day I have just lived is a gift from God. Be grateful for it.

3. Review the day.

I carefully look back on the day just completed, being guided by the Holy Spirit.

4. Face your shortcomings.Ask for forgiveness.

I face up to what is wrong—in my life and in me.

5. Look toward the day to come.

I ask where I need God in the day to come.