Grace And Peace At The Name Of Our Lord Jesus Christ

747 Words Jan 28th, 2016 3 Pages
Grace and peace to you in the name of our lord Jesus Christ.
We are entering into the season of Lent starting our Lenten journey on Ash Wednesday the Feb.10th. Lent is a very special season for me. The spiritual discipline of the season of Lent gives me reassurance and confidence to remind myself that Jesus died for my sins on the cross and I am saved by grace alone (Sola Gratia).
I would like share with you a prayer called, Examen of Consciousness developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) founder of Jesuits. This prayer is about how we can find God in all things. The key to healthy spirituality is to find God in all things and work constantly to gain freedom in our life in order to cooperate with God’s will. This prayer is prayed twice daily. Making time for prayer allows us to fully feel God’s presence in our lives and enter into a deeper more intimate conversation with God. This will also enable us to discern God’s will in our lives.
This is a version of the five-step Daily Examen that St. Ignatius practiced and encouraged the brothers to practice daily.
1. Become aware of God’s presence.
2. Review the day with gratitude.
3. Pay attention to your emotions.
4. Choose one feature of the day and pray from it.
5. Look toward tomorrow.
1. Become aware of God’s presence. Look back on the events of the day in the company of the Holy Spirit. The day may seem confusing to you—a blur, a jumble, a muddle. Ask God to bring clarity and understanding.
2. Review the day with…
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