The gift of the prayer of examen
How can we hear from God? One way is to practice the prayer of Examen.
The prayer of Examen is a review of the day with God. Prayerfully you ask God to help you notice His presence and His gifts as you look back over a period of time. I am often surprised by what God brings to mind that I missed of failed to appreciate at the time. Often I find or hear deep truths from God through this prayer.
The other night in prayer God immediately reminded of this sweet gift My granddaughter made for me. Made with loving hands and heart, I have no more precious jewels than these! I fully appreciated it at the time but as God brought it to mind again, I was overcome with gratitude. In that moment I heard and felt God as He spoke about what is precious and what is impermanent. I have been struggling and I felt His presence in this moment. I was comforted, strengthened and touched by His hand. I felt a shift in my spirit and I was left changed. My struggle is not over, but God gave me what I need for the next steps.
God comes when and where He wills and it is a mystery. Not all my prayers are so eventful, but when they are-it’s holy ground! Do you long to hear from God? Are you wondering where He is working in your life? Are you hungry to taste the goodness of the Lord and dwell with the spirit of God? Spiritual direction and the prayer of examen are just two ways that can help you hear and see Gods action in your life. God is waiting for you to come to Him and experience his love. Come today.
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