Spiritual practices are designed to help you experience God on a day by day basis. Sometimes we ask: "Why don't I feel God more in my life?" Or "Why am I not growing spiritually?" We have to realize that our life with Jesus is not about being religious or simply attending a service, but about connecting in an ongoing relationship with Jesus. The more we do that the more connected we are going to feel spiritually and the more we're going to grow.
The Spiritual Practices listed below are designed to help you be more deliberate about matters of the soul; to inject the sacred into elements that could otherwise seem just everyday. You will find as you give yourself to these practices you will have an increased sensitivity to seeing God at work in your life and an empowerment to do what God wants for your life. In the words of Jesus, "I can do nothing by myself. I do only what I see the Father doing" (John 5:19).
The Prayer of Examen
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