A new year inherently brings with it the proverbial “clean slate”- a chance to start over, a chance to review, refresh and begin again – 365 new days. Looking back in order to move forward is a useful way to begin this New Year. The ancient spiritual practice of the church called “the Prayer of Examen.” provides a template for looking back over your year or your day to increase your sensitivity to the Spirit of God working in your life and to provide you with awareness of your need to co-operate with and respond to God’s Presence. The Lord is ALWAYS present. We just often miss him or fail to notice his presence or the evidences of his presence. The practice or Prayer of Examen is designed to increase that awareness and to help us discern and determine how to move forward. This downloadable retreat will guide you through a Prayer of Examen looking over the past year in order that you might enter the new year in step with God who is present and active in your life as you move forward into the new year.