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HOW TO PRAY THE EXAMEN

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1. Posture your heart to experience God and invite his presence, “Come Holy Spirit.”

2. Ask God for grace to understand how he is interacting with your life.

   

You can pray this Psalm, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me and know my anxious thoughts.

See if there is any offensive way in me and lead me in the everlasting way.”

 

3. Review your day and reflect on specific events that stand out and your feelings in the moment.

 

4. As you reflect, offer thanksgiving where you see God’s hand.

     

      Where others have wronged you, offer forgiveness.

      Where you have failed, confess, ask for God’s forgiveness, and receive it.

 

5. Look toward tomorrow and examine how you might participate with God.

     

       Invite him into your story.

       Petition him with your needs.

       You can close with the Lord’s Prayer.

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