“THE EXAMEN” a new CD offered by Heart to Heart
Fr. Michael Sparough, S.J. and Aaron Nieguist
Cost: $10.00 For volume purchase discount, call Heart to Heart http://www.heartoheart.org (877) 208-4875 (513) 791-9700
Cd cover: Ignatius Portrait by Holly Schapker http://www.hollyschapker.com
Fr. Michael Sparough with music by Aaron Niequest, from the Willow Creek Community Church in Barrington, IL. have produced a CD called The Examen, It is a guided meditation for reviewing the graces and challenges of our day. This practice was considered by St. Ignatius Loyola the most important prayer we could pray each day!
Just click on the arrow to listen to this heartfelt interview with Fr. Michael and Aaron on spiritual development, The Examen, and our relationship with Jesus Christ:
The Daily Examen Steps:
- God, I believe at this quest moment I am in Your presence and you are now loving me. Come Holy Spirit.
- God, I acknowledge Your love for me in the various gifts for which I am very grateful. Thanks be to God.
- God now help me now to review the events of this day in order to recognize You in all parts of my life. Lord, I want to see.
- God, please forgive me the times I have fallen short and strengthen my attempts to follow You. Lord have mercy.
- God, enlighten me that my future choices praise, reverence, and serve You above else. Show me Your way.
- Conclude with an Our Father.
THE EXAMEN (long version)
- Step One: Invitation to the Holy Spirit
- Song: Please Speak
- Step Two: Review the Day in Thanksgiving
- Song: Thank You
- Steps Three & Four: Prayer of Reviewing Our Feelings
- Step Five: Turning Toward Tomorrow
- Song: Kingdom Come
UNDERSTANDING THE EXAMEN
- Teaching: History of the Examen
- Teaching: Five Steps of the Examen
A PRAYER OF PREPARATION
- A Meditation: The Sign of the Cross
THE EXAMEN (short form)
- A Meditation: An Abbreviated Daily Examen
God Bless You All!