THE 5-SENTENCE EXAMEN PRAYER

The 5 sentence examen prayer encapsulates what we want to say to a person whom we truly love: Help me. Thank you. I love you. I’m sorry. Be with me.  The beauty of the 5 sentence prayer of examen is its simplicity. We say these things face to face, and in letters, cards, as a text message, or in an email. We say them from the moment we learn to talk until the day we can no longer talk. We …

The Prayer of Examen

You delight to set your truth deep in my soul, teaching me wisdom even there. ~ Psalm 51:6 Nearly all the wisdom we possess, that is to say, true and sound wisdom, consists of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves.~ John Calvin Institutes of the Christian Religion ~ The Examen prayer is a wonderful way to prayerfully attend to the condition of our heart while looking at the events of our day. We do this in order …

Online Prayer Apps and Websites

More and more people want to access things online. Especially young people. If you know folks looking for online prayer and scripture resources, please pass this list on to them. I have found online resources helpful when I am: • traveling and don’t have access to books such as a bible or devotionals • working quietly and would like to listen to something • am tired and need someone else to guide me in prayer and meditation • practicing my …