Whether you are concerned for your personal problems or for the problems of American society, the Examen prayer practice will help you develop your personal and social conscience. Take 5 - 20 minutes for this end-of-day reflection. Here are the steps:

  • Consider how, where, and when you sensed the presence of the Divine during the day.
  • Identify what you are grateful for, and express that gratitude.
  • Review your habits, patterns, and behavior for consistency with your values (both your personal values and American democratic values), beliefs, and understanding of Divine will;
  • Respond to the day and your reflection on it by seeking forgiveness, affirming actions you want to continue, and deciding to change other behavior.
Habib Todd Boerger in Practicing Democracy at Home