EXAMINATIONS of CONSCIENCE ~ St. Ignatius of Loyola

Ask God for light ~ I want to look at my day with God’s eyes, not merely my own.

Give thanks ~ The day I have just lived is a gift from God. Be grateful for it.

Review the day ~ I carefully look back on the day just completed being guided by the Holy Spirit.

Face your shortcomings ~ I face up to what is wrong – in my life and in me.

Look forward to the day to come ~ I ask God to be with me in the day to come.

An Examen in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi

If I have rejected your love Lord and got lost through evil ways; Lord forgive me.

If I have lived in lies and turned from you, Lord, and turned from whom you created me to be; Lord forgive me.

If I forgot my neighbor and did not love them nor opened my heart to them; Lord forgive me.

If I have failed my part in rebuilding your church and the faith of my brothers and sisters through words and actions in conflict with your Gospel; Lord forgive me.

If I have neglected your creation and did not care for it according to your plan; Lord forgive me