Family Examen

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.”  

An Examen for the family
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