31 days with St Ignatius – Day 5: Lunchtime Examen

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!


Lunchtime Examen, a 6-session prayer series led by Jim Manney

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.

Please be patient if it takes a few moments to load the Flash presentations.

Lunchtime Examen Session 1 button Session 1
Session 1: Why is this a good way to pray?
Session 1 Journal Page (PDF)
Lunchtime Examen Session 2 button Session 2
Session 2: Where can I find God?
Session 2 Journal Page (PDF)
Lunchtime Examen Session 3 button Session 3
Session 3: What do I pray about?
Session 3 Journal Page (PDF)
Lunchtime Examen Session 4 button Session 4
Session 4: What do our feelings have to do with prayer?
Session 4 Journal Page (PDF)
Lunchtime Examen Session 5 button Session 5
Session 5: What does the Examen have to do with being honest with God?
Session 5 Journal Page (PDF)
Lunchtime Examen Session 6 button Session 6
Session 6: What shall I do?
Session 6 Journal Page (PDF)


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