I love to find tools to help Everyday Stewards on their daily walk and today I want to share one such tool with you. If you are familiar with the Everyday Stewardship spirituality, you know that the prayers of St. Ignatius of Loyola play a big part in our daily life, especially the Suspice and Examen. Reviewing your daily walk with God is so very important and helps build all 6 characteristics of an Everyday Steward in your life: mindfulness, prayer, graciousness, gratitude, commitment, and accountability.
Fr. Mark Thibodeaux, SJ, author of the book, Reimagining the Ignatius Examen, has created an awesome app for daily use. Available for free download in the Google Play store or on iTunes, this app places the Examen prayer in multiple settings based upon individual need. Have a problem relationship? There is a setting for that. Need God’s help to face your fears? There is a setting for that. And there is no need to wait until the end of the day to use it. It should be used whenever we feel ourselves in need of reflection to stabilize our day.
On top of it all, you can choose different background music or natural sounds to accompany your time of prayer. Very nicely done! You have a 15 minute mini-retreat at your fingertips and you can take it with you wherever you go.
Download this app today and start using it. If I had a rating chart I would give it 5 stars. After you use it, write me and let me know what you think. I would love to hear from some Everyday Stewards who are using it to grow in their relationship with the Lord.