An Examen for the family
Seven Days by Simon Wester«Heaven and Earth» © Simon Wester Simon Wester
An examen for use by parents and children
Pause whenever you need more time . . .
At the end of the day or after the evening meal or at whatever time is best for you: gather together!
If helpful, light a candle as a way of asking for God’s light as you look over the day . . .
Say a prayer that you all know, such as the Our Father . . . . . .
Go through your day: what happened this morning? . . .
What happened at lunch time . . . and in the afternoon? . . .
How was the evening meal together? . . .
What else do you remember about today? ...
What was good about today? . . . Did you get out at all?. . .
What was difficult about the day? . . .
What are you finding hard about having to stay inside at the moment?
What helps you to fill the time?
Ask God for what you need for tomorrow . . .
Pray for anyone else you who might be feeling lonely or sick at this time . . .
Thank God for this day . . .
“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.”