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.