I’ve been working with a method of prayer developed and taught by the Jesuits called The Daily Examen.
With the Examen one looks back on the day, cultivating a sense of gratitude and learning to see God’s presence.
I’m having a tough time with the finding God’s presence part. Not because I think there is some particular absence of it in my life, but because I’ve no idea what I’m supposed to be looking for. The times I laughed? The good times? Moments of surprise?
If the answer to all of those is unambiguously “yes” then am I just changing my language without actually increasing my awareness of God?
Effort, practice, patience. Unfortunately, unlike most other things, I can’t really define what getting better at it means.