This is a Examen Prayer Card. It summarises a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. The Examen helps us see God’s hand at work in our whole experience.

The method presented here is adapted from a technique described by Ignatius Loyola in his Spiritual Exercises. St. Ignatius thought that the Examen was a gift that came directly from God, and that God wanted it to be shared as widely as possible. One of the few rules of prayer that Ignatius made for the Jesuit order was the requirement that Jesuits practice the Examen twice daily—at noon and at the end of the day. It’s a habit that Jesuits, and many other Christians, practice to this day.

Why not download the picture to your ‘phone and bring it up at the end of the day to study perhaps on your way home on the tube?

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