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We offer a listing of the Daily Office readings for each week. In this list, you will see the verses for each day, linked to the passages on biblegateway.com.
This allows you to click on the readings for the day, and read them on your computer or mobile device.
In order to make this even easier, you can add a button to your mobile device that will take you directly to the readings for that week. To do so:
1) Open the Daily Office page in your mobile browser.
2) Choose “Add to Home Screen” on your device (often found under sharing, bookmarks, or menu). If you need help, search for “(your mobile operating system) add website to home screen”.
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The Examen of Consciousness is a simple prayer directed toward developing a spiritual sensitivity to the ways God approaches, invites, and calls.
Assume a posture of stillness & reverent relaxation
- Recall that you are in the presence of God
- Thank God for blessings and provision
- Examine how you have lived the day
- Confess and ask God for forgiveness
- Resolve and offer a prayer of hopeful recommitment
Resolve posture of stillness & reverent relaxation
It is important that you feel free to structure the Examen in a way that is personally most helpful. There is no right way to do it; nor is there a need to go through all of the five points each time. You may, for instance, find yourself spending the entire time on only one or two points. The basic rule is: Go wherever the Spirit draws you. And this touches upon an important point: the Examen of Consciousness is primarily a time of prayer and meditation; it is a “being with God.” It focuses on our consciousness of holy communion.