Inner Peace in Divine Love Retreat
Week Four – Love in Service
Ex 20 – Awareness Examen
1. I give thanks.
I give thanks for the graces, benefits and good things of my day.
2. I ask for help.
I ask the Holy Spirit for help to discern my day with openness.
3. I review.
I review my day, hour by hour, to see how God is working in my life.
4. I respond.
I respond to what I felt or learnt in my review just made.
5. I resolve.
I resolve with hope and the grace of God to amend my life tomorrow.
Texts that speak to awareness of God’s work
I Give Thanks
Jesus asked his disciples, “How many loaves have you?” They said, “Seven, and a few small fish.” Then ordering the crowd to sit down on the ground, he took the seven loaves and the fish; and after giving thanks he broke them and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all of them ate and were filled; and they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full.
I Ask for Help
The Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you everything, and remind you of all that I have said to you.
My Father is still working, and I also am working. Indeed, just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, so also the Son gives life to whomever he wishes.
(Jn 5:17, 21)
The tax collector, standing far off, would not even look up to heaven, but was beating his breast and saying, “God, be merciful to me, a sinner!” I tell you, this man went down to his home justified rather than the other; for all who exalt themselves will be humbled, but all who humble themselves will be exalted.
You did not choose me but I chose you. And I appointed you to go and bear fruit, fruit that will last, so that the Father will give you whatever you ask him in my name.
Suggested Prayer time: 10-15 min
Thanks 3 min. Help 1 min. Review 3-8 min. Response 2 min. Resolve 1 min.
For greater guidance, depth and practical use of this exercise and retreat, source the First Spiritual Exercises here.
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