Br Garotte of Moderation (ferndalealex) wrote in uu_prayers,
Br Garotte of Moderation

Praying the Jesuit Prayer of Conscience

I just joined, and thought I'd share this one that I'm trying for the week, one segement per day instead of the whole thing daily. It's been interesting for reflection. There's some Christian ways of thinking here, but it hasn't hindered my way of understanding the intent.

Praying the Jesuit Examination of Conscience

1. Thanksgiving
Adonai, I realize that all, even myself, is a gift from you.
- Today, for what things am I most grateful?

2. Intention
Adonai, open my eyes and ears to be more honest with myself.
- Today, what do I really want for myself?

3. Examination
Adonai, show me what has been happening to me and in me this day.
- Today, in what ways have I experienced your love?

4. Contrition
Adonai, I am still learning to grow in your love.
- Today, what choices have been inadequate responses to your love?

5. Hope
Adonai, let me look with longing toward the future.
- Today, how will I let you lead me to a brighter tomorrow?

Adapted from Through All the Days of Life, a collection of prayers compiled by Fr. Nick Schiro, S.J.
Further adapted (exchanged "Lord" for "Adonai")
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