Simple Examen

 

Introduction:

+  Come, Holy Spirit and fill my heart with your Divine Wisdom.  Amen.

May I be filled with your compassion, O Lord.
May your Mother’s love enfold me.

May s/he (insert the name of a partner or close friend) be filled with your
compassion, O Lord.  May your Mother’s love enfold him/her.

May my friends be filled with your compassion, O Lord.
May your Mother’s love enfold them.

(Repeat this prayer inserting the name of those with whom you work, those you see on the train etc… and someone you dislike or hate.

These things I ask in the name of Jesus’ Compassionate Heart.  Amen.

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Metta practice waters the seeds of our good intentions in the gardens of our souls, and needs to be tended.  As a side benefit, Metta practice helps us experience life in a more positive way, because it “encourages an attitude of friendliness towards our experience regardless of how difficult it may be.”
  Jesus and the Dharma of Metta:  NHM Ministrants