Prayer of Examen: Sample the Prayer

Examen prayer is the Holy Spirit’s application to our lives of scriptural teachings or descriptions of holiness in order to determine where we lack and/or succeed in living a holy life.

If you only have a few minutes to spend with God today, contemplate one commandment (or one verse), instead of all ten. Trust God to coordinate the days and the verses by his unsearchable sense of timing. If the time you set aside for looking into his Ten Commandments “mirror” is too long to endure, start with five minutes and add one minute a day. You might also reserve it for seasons of evaluation during Lent, Communion, or a spiritual retreat or you might apply it to a particular meeting, conversation, or product-development in which you participated.

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