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Daily Meditation: Becoming Aware

05/07/2015 09:10 am ET | Updated May 07, 2015

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.

Today's meditation features a version of St. Ignatius's Daily Examen, a mindful prayer practice. Try these five exercises at the start or close of your day in order to look inward and experience greater awareness.

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A version of St. Ignatius's prayer:

1. Become aware of the presence of God.

2. Review the day with gratitude. Gratitude is the foundation of our relationship with God. Walk through your day in the presence of God and note its joys and delights.

3. Pay attention to your emotions. Reflect on the feelings you experienced during the day. Ask what God is saying through these feelings.

4. Choose one feature of the day and pray from it. Ask the Holy Spirit to direct you to something during the day that God thinks is particularly important. It may be a vivid moment or something that seems insignificant.

5. Look toward tomorrow. Ask God to give you light for tomorrow's challenges.

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