Examen

Since we are not gathering in person and our “ritual” of worship is not the same, I thought it may be helpful to share a few different practices you can do at home.  Today I’d like to share the practice of Examen.  I’ve shared bits of it in the past, but I have attached a description of how to do this in the morning and evening.  This comes from a resource from the Office of Spiritual Formation of the Presbyterian Church (USA) that I’ve found myself diving into more frequently these days, it’s called “Lord, Teach Us to Pray.”  The practice of “examen” is an ancient one, and its meant to help you notice God in the everyday experiences, asking “Where is God in this”. It can also help with the practice of discernment, over time there is a pattern to what comes up in your day and can help you make decisions about where you may be called to go and what gives you life each day can help you discern what to do with that life.  

In Gratitude to God, empowered by the Spirit, we strive to serve Christ in our daily tasks and to live holy and joyful lives, even as we watch for God’s new heaven and new earth praying, “Come, Lord Jesus!” – from A Brief Statement of Faith

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