How was your day? This is a form of prayer, sometimes called the Examen, that has been practiced in the West for many centuries. Take a few minutes of quiet time to look back over the past twenty-four hours. Does anything arise in your memory? Maybe something especially good happened or something unpleasant that disturbed you. Just notice these things. Don't make any judgments. Our reactions to what happens can help us to see what is leading us closer to our true center in God, and what is pulling us further away from our true center. What do your feelings show you?

Margaret Silf in The Gift of Prayer