Examine Your Conscious
July 23, 2021 Daily Devotion
By Dr. George J. Ceremuga
Examine me, O Lord, and try me; Test my mind and my heart. - Psalm 26:2
There is power in prayer! The power of St. Ignatius’ examen prayer is no exception. This is a simple 5 step straightforward examination of conscience. The simplicity of this prayer belies its power. Start and end your day with this prayer and use it as well throughout the day. This will remind you to be in the presence of God in all things. We talk to Jesus our guiding light moment to moment nurturing the divine exchange. So here it is: Simple and Effective. Tomorrow’s devotion will explore each step.
Step 1: I give thanks to God for favors received
Step 2: I ask for the grace to know my sins
Step 3: I examine my thoughts, words, and deeds from my rising to the present
Step 4: I ask for forgiveness
Step 5: I resolve to amend with God’s grace. I conclude with the Lord’s prayer.
The power of prayer!