Morning | Psalms

The psalms are the prayerbook of Jesus. They contain the full range of a human life before God bringing all of our tears, joys, and longings into his presence. They invite us into the story of Israel, into the throne room of God, and to see that our lives, that our lives, as ordinary and difficult as they often seem, are the exact place that God is revealing his love and hope for us.

Practice: Read The Psalm for the day and then read the reflection.


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Afternoon | The Lord's Prayer

Often the most difficult time of the day to pursue the Lord is in the middle of a busy day, inundated with work, children, and other important matters. We simply want to frame these moments by scaling out and taking the wide-angle perspective. Praying the Lord’s prayer reminds us whose we are, whose world this, whom we serve, who we need to provide for us, and the profound call and grace we have received in order to forgive others.

Practice: Take 5 mins of silence if you can. Say the Lord’s Prayer Three Times.

Evening | The Examen

After a long day, it is easy to disconnect but God often does his most profound shaping of our life as we examine our hearts and take inventory of our days.


Here is a simple process called The Examen that reviews the day:

1. Presence: Remember that you’re in the presence of God in a special way when you pray. Ask God for help in prayer.


2. Gratitude: Recall two or three things that happened today for which you are especially grateful. Savor them. Then thank God for these gifts.


3. Review: Review you day from start to finish, noticing where you experienced God’s presence. Notice everything from large to small: from an enjoyable interaction with a friend to the feel of the sun on your face. When did you love? When were you loved?


4. Sorrow: You may have sinned today or done something you regret. Express your sorrow to God and ask for forgiveness. If it’s a grave sin, pray about seeking forgiveness from the person offended, or the sacrament of reconciliation.


5. Grace: You may want to return to a meaningful part of your prayer and speak to God about how you felt. At the close of the prayer, ask for God’s grace for the following day.

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