The Feast of St Bernard | Saturday 20 August 2022

Welcome to the Saturday Examen.

Allow yourself for these few moments simply to stop. You might want to stand, with your hands loosely by your side. Let your gaze focus on something in the room or in the distance.

Become aware of your breathing. Listen to its gentle rise and fall.

Become aware of being in the presence of God.

Allow the God of love to look at you. (What is in that gaze? Acceptance of you as you are is a good start.) Adopt a position of receiving. Stay with that for a moment.

Ask for God’s light on this time of prayer.

Look back over the week. Give thanks for a time that has brought you light and life.

Is there a time in which you’ve struggled? Bring that to God’s deep, compassionate listening.

What do you need for the coming day or week? Let God know.

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Saturday, 20 August
20th week in Ordinary Time
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