We begin in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. AMEN
I close my eyes and quiet my body. I become aware of the love with which God accompanies me on my life’s journey.
I begin in Gratitude.
I note the gifts that God has given me this day and week, and I give thanks to God for them.
I present my Petition.
I ask God for the gift of hope, that this grace may guide my examen, allowing God to draw near and walk with me in this time of prayer.
I Review my week.
With God, I review the day. I look for the stirrings in my heart and the thoughts that have flowed through me this day and week. I notice those that were of God, bringing me consolation in faith, hope, and love, and those that were not, inciting desolation. I review my choices in response to both, and throughout the week in general.
I ask for Forgiveness.
I ask for the healing touch of the forgiving God who, with love and respect for me, removes my heart’s burdens.
I pray for Renewal.
I look to the following day and week and, with God, plan concretely how to live it in hope and in accord with God’s loving desire for my life.
As we end our prayer, we ask that its graces permeate the rest of our day and week.
Saint Ignatius of Loyola, pray for us.
In the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit.