Before the Session

  • Review today’s scripture text and the session activities to help better facilitate the discussion.
  • Have the Bible Background Video ready to view.
  • Encourage your group to listen to the Faithelement podcast ahead of the next session (Share the link via email or social media)
  • Materials needed – paper, pens

Context

Read 2 Samuel 23:1-7, then watch the Bible Background Video.

An Examination of Consciousness

An examen is a way to pray that reviews life in the presence of God’s gaze. The prayer seeks to see his/her life in a detached way that leaves space for God to bring love and insight. Oftentimes when we view ourselves, we tend to be biased towards the positive OR the negative. The examen prayer asks God for the grace to see one’s self truly without flattery or condemnation.

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