The new year (and the new decade!) provides an opportunity for us to reflect and plan. The Examen is a great tool to help us do that faithfully.
The Examen is a form of prayer that helps us pay attention to God’s presence in our lives and assess whether we are being truthful about ourselves and our relationship with God. The Examen asks us to consider the events and experiences of a specific period of time and reflect on them in the company of God’s Spirit.
This is an Examen designed for reflecting on the past year and looking toward the new year. It can be used alone or with a group.
(adapted from Wil Hernandez)