Reimagining the Examen offers a unique prayer experience.

Reimagining the Examen offers a unique prayer experience that’s tailored to your needs and mood. Each Examen, based on St. Ignatius’s 500-year-old prayer, guides you through a stimulating reflection on your day, helping you invite God into your nitty-gritty. Choose an Examen that matches your current state of being, or pray that day’s scheduled reflection.

Reimagining the Examen, created by Loyola Press, is based on Mark Thibodeaux, SJ’s best-selling book, “Reimagining the Ignatian Examen,” which offers flexible and adaptable versions of the Examen. Begin the app experience today to invite grace, gratitude, and insight into your daily life.

What is the Examen?
St. Ignatius of Loyola created the Examen to be a very short prayer that can be prayed at any time. In the Examen, we review our recent past to find God and his blessings in our daily life. Ignatius would say that the Examen should be the most important moment of our day, because this moment affects every other moment.

How Do I Pray the Examen?
There are five simple steps to the Examen, which this app leads you through:

1. Relish the moments that went well and all of the gifts you have today.
2. Request that the Spirit lead you through your review of the day.
3. Review your day.
4. Repent of any mistakes or failures.
5. Resolve, in concrete ways, to live tomorrow well.

What’s New

Version 1.22

This app has been updated by Apple to display the Apple Watch app icon.

This version (1.22) contains updated audio settings and enhanced display for iOS 11.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

Glad2beHis ,

Helpful prompts & one suggestion

I was recently introduced to Examen prayers and was happy to find your app when looking for more information. I am grateful for the variety of prompts. My one suggestion is to adapt the app so ones own music could be chosen over the preloaded (which I find distracting)...even if I mute the app, it does not allow itunes to play simultaneously from the same device. Otherwise, kudos on this app! Many thanks for developing it.

Snow-Angel ,

Audio not working iPhone 8

Really like the content, and have used it with my son to help guide him through daily life struggles together. Also very beneficial to use as journal prompt guides.

That being said, I gave it 3 for two reasons. The main one is that I cannot get any audio sounds to play on my iPhone 8 while in the App. Would love to hear the Ocean/Beach sounds that I chose in “Settings” while I read & Journal in the App. If someone can get this figured out, I’ll gladly change my rating to a 5. The last reason for the 3 is because I wish all the Examens could be sorted/organized by various categories or topics. Reading them all in one long random list isn’t user-friendly to my categorical-minded brain.

Stonehenge85 ,

Inclusive language

I used the app for the first time today after it sat on my phone unused for a bit. I was having a pretty moving experience with the prompts initially. But then I read one of the prompts and noticed the use of the he/him/his pronouns for God. I tried to move past it, but I couldn’t. When I’m engaging with a prayer tool that is meant to help me feel the presence of God, I have a really hard time with exclusive language. It severs that connection for me. Everyone has a different vision of God, and I think the app would be more transformative for some if it acknowledged this through the use of inclusive language for God.

App Privacy

The developer, Loyola Press, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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