The examen is the central spiritual practice of Ignatian Spirituality – it’s kind of as it sounds, a way of examining your life, your conscience and understanding what God might be doing in your life.
This is a 6 part series that you could undertake at any time of day but is designed to be done over a lunch break. Struggling to feel God’s presence at work? Why not try it out? 6 days isn’t a huge commitment!
The Lunchtime Examen invites you to pause at noontime (or whatever time fits your calendar) to review your day in the presence of God. This six-session series is led by Jim Manney, author of A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer: Discovering the Power of St. Ignatius Loyola’s Examen.
Knowing that not everyone prays at the same pace, you have control over the pace of the Lunchtime Examen. On each screen, a Continue button will appear. Click it when you are ready to move on.
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Session 1: Why is this a good way to pray?
Session 1 Journal Page (PDF)
Session 2: Where can I find God?
Session 2 Journal Page (PDF)
Session 3: What do I pray about?
Session 3 Journal Page (PDF)
Session 4: What do our feelings have to do with prayer?
Session 4 Journal Page (PDF)
Session 5: What does the Examen have to do with being honest with God?
Session 5 Journal Page (PDF)
Session 6: What shall I do?
Session 6 Journal Page (PDF)