Practicing Examen

A shared journey to discover God's work in our lives.

Examen is a simple daily prayer for growing our awareness of God and the maturity of our souls.

In this 3 month cohort, we will meet bi-weekly to learn how to pray the examen. We will explore this prayer together through the writings of wise guides and the experiences of one another. Our hope is that we will come away with new friendships and a more personal daily experience of Jesus.

Most of us learn to discern God’s presence by first looking for it in the rear view mirror. That is the value of a prayerful review of the day—something I have elsewhere described as the daily examen.
-- David Benner

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Cohort Schedule

We will meet together during the weeks below. Each meeting will include a time for teaching about the prayer of examen alongside a time of shared reflection about our experiences. The final meeting in January will be a follow-up to check-in together.

  • Week of September 19
  • Week of October 3
  • Week of October 17
  • Week of October 31
  • Week of November 14
  • Week of November 28
  • Week of January 9

Specific days and times will be scheduled to best accommodate all participants based on your stated availability below.

Over time, the examen can help us notice areas of strength and vulnerability and identify patterns in our responses which might need our attention, such as a tendency to avoid conflict or to keep silent instead of speaking out about something important.
-- Sue Pickering


Please use this form to register for the cohort.

After completing this form you will receive a link to share your scheduling availability. I will do my best to find a time that will accommodate all participants based on the times you indicate you are available.

Payment is not required at this time, but will be due after a workable schedule is confirmed, and before our first meeting together.

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