As we draw to the end of our 14 days of prayer, I hope the Daily Examen has given you the opportunity to pray differently and draw closer to God. There are many forms of the Daily Examen and I would encourage you to explore other prayer methods developed by St. Ignatius. Although our 14 days are up, we can always keep developing our prayer life.
To bring this blog series to a close, here is a version of the Daily Examen written by David Fleming. This evening as we complete the final day of the 14-day challenge, let's pray through these words with a heart of gratitude.
The Examen of Consciousness
A Prayer to God
God, thank you.
I thank you, God, for always being with me, but especially I am grateful that you are with me right now.
God, send your Holy Spirit upon me.
God, let your Holy Spirit enlighten my mind and warm my heart that I may know where and how we have been together this day.
God, let me look at my day.
God, where have I felt your presence, seen your face, heard your word this day?
God, where have I ignored you, run from you, perhaps even rejected you this day?
God, let me be grateful and ask forgiveness.
God, I thank you for the times this day we have been together and worked together.
God, I am sorry for the ways that I have offended you by what I have done or what I did not do.
God, stay close.
God, I ask that you draw me ever closer to you this day and tomorrow.
God, you are the God of my life - thank you.
Taken from 'What is Ignatian Spirituality? David L. Fleming - Society of Jesus