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The Examen Prayer

The examen prayer is a short method by St. Ignatius to examen our daily life so we can overcome sin and grow in virtue and closeness to God. In five short steps is a method that Ignatius recommends daily to everyone and twice daily to his Jesuits. It is the foundational prayer to become aware of the movements of heart so we can be aware what is of God, us or as St. Ignatius calls him, 'the enemy'. St. Ignatius' method is less than a half page in length, yet it opens the door to a deeper spiritual journey. In his book on the Examen Prayer Fr.