The Examen Can Change Your Life

Rock-Bottom Blessings by Karen Beattie

Karen Beattie writes at Aleteia’s For Her about “The Daily Prayer That Can Change Your Life,” which happens to be the Examen.

At the time, my husband was in school and my career was in flux and we were struggling. We were also trying to adopt a child. I couldn’t see God in any of it. Where was he? I started calling him “Ghost God.”

It was the middle of a frigid and hard Chicago winter—one where you don’t see the sun for weeks on end—and I was commuting downtown to a freelance job. But every night I would pray the Daily Examen, which is an integral part of the Spiritual Exercises.

Beattie, who is the author of Rock-Bottom Blessings, talks more about her experience of praying the Examen in the video here.

Learn how to pray the Examen with the resources here or use an app.

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