Let’s practice Examen again on this wintery Saturday. Grab your journal or Bible, maybe a warm cup for your hands. Head on over to your quiet place and we’ll begin. 

Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Breathe in… breathe out. As thoughts surface, let them pass by like something you’ll get to later. Return to the sound of your inhaling and exhaling.

Begin by giving thanks as an offering to God. Notice His presence and offer a warm and friendly welcome. Open your heart and let God know you are listening by saying the words of Samuel.

Speak Lord, your servant is listening.

What do you hear?

Ask Him about your word for the year.



Close with a prayer of praise or simply sit in awe of God’s wonder.

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