Daily Examen


I am aware that at this moment I am in the presence
of a loving and merciful God.

I pray for the grace to see myself as God sees me.  

As I review my day, for what and for whom am I grateful?
And, what moments brought me joy and comfort?

Lord, I thank you for these people and experiences.

At what points through my day did I fall short
and fail to share in your work? 
What moments did I experience sadness or pain?

I am sorry, Lord, for those times
I let you and myself down.  

And as I look toward the future,
what is it that you desire for me? 
How can I share more fully in this journey with you?

Lord, give me your grace through these days
of to grow closer to you so that I may
share in the joys of your kingdom.