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Examen

How did I recognize what is of value today? What values were revealed by my deeds? Values in my heart are gifts from God. I give thanks...

I pause... I evoke God's presence.

I recall the events...

How did I recognize what is of value today? What values were revealed by my deeds? Values in my heart are gifts from God. I give thanks...

I give thanks for the whole day.

What's coming today, tomorrow? Lord, how should we continue?

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How should I pray?

A great way to pray is to look for God's presence in your life. The Examen is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God's presence and to discern his direction for us. Walk through your day in the presence of God and note its joys and delights. Focus on the day's gifts. Look at the work you did, the people you interacted with. What did you receive from these people? What did you give them? Pay attention to small things—the food you ate, the sights you saw, and other seemingly small pleasures. God is in the details.

What is this website?

This page is an online adaptation of a small Jesuit book by Barna Tamas SJ, using his prayers and insights. It's optimized for smartphone, the ubiquitous tool of everyday life. We hope it helps you in contemplation in action, to find God in all things.

How can I help?

You can help by translating the prayers to a new language, or send a correction to an existing translation. In any case, please write an email to info [at] prayexamen.com and we'll send you the text.

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