The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius Adapted for Monthly Meetings of Parents, Alumni and friends of Creighton Prep General Recommendations for Prayer 1. We ask that everyone try to commit 15-30 minutes daily for prayer. You may do this once a day, or it may work better for you to divide this into two or three briefer prayer periods. Regardless of what schedule you decide on, we would strongly encourage you to make these times consistent each day. 2. You may want to transition into your prayer period by saying the reflection prayer in the front cover of Link’s book or reciting the Our Father, the Hail Mary, or the Glory Be. Alternatively, you may prefer to listen to a spiritual song or calming instrumental piece. Often, lighting a candle will help to set a prayerful quiet in your heart. There is no right way to leave our hectic worlds to experience the true peace that can only come from God—please just take some time to be present to our God who loves each of us beyond our wildest imagination. 3. Regardless of what else you do, please try to do the Examen of Consciousness each day. You may want to read one of the scripture passages or do one or more of the meditations provided in the Link book or by the facilitators. If a particular passage or meditation really touches you, stay with it—don’t feel the need to push through other readings—God is speaking to you in a special way! 4. You may want to include prayers for your family that the facilitators will be providing. You could just sit in silence and listen to our Lord. 5. We encourage you to follow the common Ignatian prayer practice of concluding your prayer period with the Our Father. 6. We also encourage you to journal if and when you can; if time is limited, perhaps you might journal once a week—maybe on Sunday.
Materials Suggested You Provide: Bible 1-inch 3-ring notebook with a total of 11 tabs 9 tabs for months of Sept through May, 1 tab for Ignatian Background & Resources 1 tab for Administrative Information Notebook for journaling We Provide: Link’s Little Red “Challenge Book” Supplemental Meditations and Prayers Provided by Facilitators and Priests
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