Daily Examen

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  • Front: The Daily Examen. The examen, or examination of conscience, is a quick prayer to help you see where God was active in your day. Usually done for 15-20 minutes at the end of the day, the prayer was popularized by St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit Order, in his classic text The Spiritual Exercises. Use the five easy steps on the back to pray the examen every day, and soon you'll begin to see God's presence more easily.
  • Back:
    • 1. Presence: Remember that you're in the presence of God in a special way when you pray. Ask God for help in your prayer.
    • 2. Gratitude: Recall two or three things that happened today for which you are especially grateful. Savor them. Then thank God for these gifts.
    • 3. Review: Review your day from start to finish, noticing where you experienced God's presence. Notice everything from large to small; from an enjoyable interaction with a friend to the feel of the sun on your face. When did you love? When were you loved?
    • 4. Sorrow: You may have sinned today or done something you regret. Express your sorrow to God and ask for forgiveness. If it's a grave sin, pray about seeking forgiveness from the person offended, or the sacrament of reconciliation.
    • 5. Grace: You may want to return to a meaningful part of your prayer and speak to God about how you felt. At the close of the prayer, ask for God's grace for the following day.
    • Over time, as you pray the examen, you'll notice God's presence in the moment, rather than just at the end of the day. You'll see that your whole day can be a kind of prayer. Soon you'll discover that you've become, as Jesuits like to say, a contemplative in action. - James Martin, S.J.

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For over 35 years, Cards by Anne has specialized in hand-calligraphied cards that uplift the spirit. Our unique designs pair simple elegance with profound wisdom to speak to the heart. We have over 300 designs which can be paired with magnets, bookmarks, and large prints, and Anne is always adding new cards to her offerings.

  • Daily Examen cards are 2-sided in postcard format
  • Printed in the USA on ultra-heavy 100% recycled card stock %u30FB no new trees
  • Does not come with an envelope.
  • All Daily Examen cards (in English) are laminated.
  • Customers use for: Daily Examen, prayer, meditation

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