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Serves as an introduction to the coming series and the Examen Prayer. Can we live with our spiritual eyes open to catch the action of God? The Examen Prayer is the one prayer St. Ignatius could not imagine doing without. You can’t stand still in the spiritual life if you are praying the Examen Prayer.
The First Step in the Examen Prayer: Gratitude.
The conversation continues on the subject of the first step in the Examen – Gratitude.
The third step – Review – this is point where the “Discernment of Spirits – the 14 Rules” and the Examen intersect. With God, we review the day. We look for the stirrings in our hearts and the thoughts that God has given us this day. We also look for those that have not been of God. We review our choices in response to both, and throughout the day in general.
Fr. Gallagher continues to discuss the third step – Review – which is where the “The Discernment of Spirits” intersects with “The Examen”. Then we approach the fourth step – Forgiveness – which is what all the actions in the prayer are leading to.
Fr. Gallagher continues to discuss the fourth step – Forgiveness. Then we approach the fifth step – Renewal – which is how we move forward after our encounter with God in our prayer.
Fr. Gallagher continues to discuss the the fifth step – Renewal – which is how we move forward after our encounter with God in our prayer.
Fr. Gallagher, in this concluding episode, reviews the different dimensions of the Examen prayer and applications for our lives.