Daily awareness exercise

This is an exercise in the Jesuit tradition.  It aims to open our eyes to the working of God in all things, at all times during the day.  My paper copy does not have an author credit, but I can share the text with you here.

I come before my God, who looks upon me with love…

I ask to see the most important moments of the day…


I let the day unfold before me in my imagination, letting the times that meant most arise for me naturally…

When have I felt most joy?  Or when have I felt most loving or most loved?  When have I felt faith, or hope, or peace?  Or just felt most alive?

Were there moments of sadness?  Of bitterness?  Of feeling lost?  Or un-free, dishonest or fearful?

For the happy times, I give God thanks.  For the sad or loveless times, I ask for healing and forgiveness.

In all that happened, God was with me and grace was available to me.

I ask for an awareness of God’s loving presence in my life tomorrow.