“The Daily Examen” – Guided Prayer and Reflection
The Daily Examen is a method of prayer that Saint Ignatius of Loyola taught in his Spiritual Exercises. It is a technique of prayerful reflection on the events of the day in order to detect God’s presence and discern his direction for us. In this episode of the Worship Interludes Podcast you will have a rare experience of spoken dialog with the soundtrack.
This version of the examen is a collaboration between a few of my creative/artist friends here at home. Mandy Thompson published a short video on Facebook about taking care of your soul. In this video she invited people to experience the practice of using the Daily Examen for a period of seven days. Mandy and I have collaborated on projects before and decided to come up with our own version of the Daily Examen.
Mandy wrote the guided remarks and I composed the original musical soundtrack. There is no better voice than that of our friend, Keenan Carter, from Saint Simons Island, GA. Keenan graciously came into the studio and recorded the narration.
Together we hope that this guided journey for prayer and reflection will be something that you can revisit frequently. This may be a different experience for many of you. Today’s rushed culture and western religion have lost sight of some of these older practices that are so wonderful for our soul. Don’t be intimidated. Find a quiet place and follow along with the guided instructions and participate willingly, humbly, and freely.
Thank you for listening,
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