Prayer of Examen: Study Further

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.

      Blythe, Theresa A. Pages 58–61 and 167–70 in 50 Ways to Pray: Practices from Many Traditions and Times. Nashville, Tenn.: Abingdon, 2006.

…..Foster, Richard J. “The Prayer of Examen.” Pages 27–35 in Prayer: Finding the Heart’s True Home. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 1992.

…..“Martin Luther: Praying in Faith.” Pages 115–20 in Devotional Classics: Selected Readings for Individuals and Groups, revised and expanded. Edited by Richard J. Foster and James Bryan Smith. New York: HarperSanFrancisco, 2005.

…..Luther, Martin. A Simple Way to Pray (. . . for Master Peter the Barber). 1535. Cited 12 June 2008. Online:

…..Luther, Martin. A Treatise on Good Works Together with the Letter of Dedication. 1520. Evanston, Ill.: Theology Website, 2005. No pages. Cited 19 June 2008. Online:

…..Skehan, James W. “Format for the Practice of Christian Insight Meditation (CIM).” Page 12 in Place Me With Your Son: Ignatian Spirituality in Everyday Life. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 1991.

…..Wolpert, Daniel. “The Examen: God in Day-to-Day Life.” Pages 75–87 and 180–81 in Creating a Life with God: The Call of Ancient Prayer Practices. Nashville, Tenn.: Upper Room, 2003.


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