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At the end of the day...

This prayer of review is a short reflection back over the day, recalling events and taking note of your feelings. The purpose is to become more aware of the ways in which God has been present to you, the times when the Holy Spirit was drawing you towards life.

Introduction to the Examen

If you are unfamiliar with the Examen, you might like to try our audio introduction to the prayer:

Music:

Oracion Preparatoria by Juan Carlos Merchan SJ from Vamos Caminando by Jesuits of the Province of Colombia. Copyright © Colombia Province of the Society of Jesus. Used with permission. See www.jesuitas.org.co

The Examen

Our old website had kept the same Examen prayer for some time. With our new website, we've produced a number of new Examen prayers which will be changed around every few months.

We've just released a new Examen prayer, this can be used any day of the week, but is particularly useful for the end of the working week.

Our other Examen prayers are available on our SoundCloud account.


An Examen for Children

We've been working with a number of our contributors to produce a series of Examens especially designed for children and young adults. We're really pleased to be able to release our Examen for children:

Music:

Christe lux mundi from Christe Lux Mundi sung by the Community of Taizé. Taizé © Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, 71250 Taizé, France. Used with permission.

Examen for Young Adults

Our Examen for young adults is designed for teenagers, either for use at home, or as a resource for chaplains in schools and colleges: 

Music:

Quietime Prayer: Prayer for Healing by Eric Nordhoff, from Quietime Prayer © 2010 TwoNords Music. Used with Permission.

 

 

Feedback

If you have any feedback on the Examen prayers that you'd like us to consider when we plan our next retreat or other reflections, please email us.


Sharing and Downloading the Files >>>

Our Examen prayers are some of the most popular materials that we produce, and people often ask about how they can share them easily with others. The best way is through our SoundCloud account. Find out more >>>


Find out more about Ignatian Spirituality >>>

The Examen prayer is part of the spiritual tradition of St Ignatius of Loyola. You can find out more about this with our page on Ignatian Spirituality.

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