Central to the Spiritual Exercises is the practice of the examination of conscience each day. At the end of the day (or at other times during the day as well), take a few minutes to reflect and consider the day just experienced. Look over the day. Give thanks for the big and small things. Consider all gift! What generated emotions – happy or sad? Where did you feel God’s hand at work? Where could I have followed God more closely today?
Pray for clarity to see “myself as I am” and know that God will reveal “me to myself.” Let God reveal needed changes. Express sorrow for sins. Look positively toward tomorrow.
“… that he may instruct us in his ways, that we may walk in his paths.” – Micah 4:2
- Adapted from the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
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