The Examen Prayer
God is always present with us. He is always shaping us and forming us. A vital spiritual practice is to notice these realities. How is He present with me? How is He at work around me? How might I more fully participate in His work in my life and in the world around me? As we practice a Daily Examen (first designed by St Ignatius), we can put our lives into context, and we are learning to do this in the moment during our day. The idea is to set aside a period each day (at least once but it could be midday and then in the evening) for this kind of prayer. And the Examen can also be practiced for any time frame (weekly, monthly, annually) or a particular event.