The Daily Review is a version of the Daily Examen* which Pastor Jeff Meyer referenced in His Sermon and LifeNotes the week of January 26th, 2014.  Learn more about the Daily Examen here.

 

The Daily Review helps us to celebrate and enjoy God.  It is a practice that helps us to see God in our lives, to praise Him, and to be more aware of Him, His work, and the opportunities we have to join with Him every day.

 


In this intentional (end-of) Daily practice of Review, you work backwards through your day asking two "end-of-the-day" questions: 

God, where have I felt your presence, seen your face, heard your Word this day?

God, where have I ignored you, run from you, perhaps even rejected you this day?
 

 


And then take time to praise God, and to pray something like the following three points: 

God, I thank you for the times this day we have been together and worked together.

God, I am sorry for the ways that I have offended you by what I have done or what I did not do.

God, I ask that you draw me ever closer to you this day and tomorrow. God, you are the God of my life—thank you.
 

Disciples can keep each other accountable by simply asking, throughout the week, if you did the Daily Review last night.  And you can encourage each other by sharing what you are praising God for, where you are seeing Him, and the opportunities you see to join with Him.

*- Ignatius Loyola (1491-1556) called this intentional end-of-day reflection the Daily Examen. Fr. Dennis Hamm, SJ, a scripture professor at Creighton University likens the Daily Examen to "rummaging for God" or "praying backwards through your day", like "going through a drawer full of stuff, feeling around, looking for something that you are sure must be there" these questions will help you NOTICE what you may have missed. 

 

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We have an assessment tool available for you that is part of a self-discovery process called PLACE. By using this tool, you will discover your personality, spiritual gifts, abilities, life passions and experiences. It will help you better understand them and put them to work. God created each of us for a purpose. Part of His purpose is to "prepare God's people for works of service, so that the Body of Christ may be built up." (Ephesians 4:12) The PLACE process can help you discover how God has uniquely designed you, and it will help you realize His purpose for your life.

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Your use of talent for the work of God is one of the most personally fulfilling opportunities of your lifetime. We are all blessed with so many talents and yet we may not know they exist. Talents are found in your personality, your interests and in your skills. There are many places to use your talents in our church, our community and the world.

We have an assessment tool available for you that is part of a self-discovery process called PLACE. By using this tool, you will discover your personality, spiritual gifts, abilities, life passions and experiences. It will help you better understand them and put them to work. God created each of us for a purpose. Part of His purpose is to "prepare God's people for works of service, so that the Body of Christ may be built up." (Ephesians 4:12) The PLACE process can help you discover how God has uniquely designed you, and it will help you realize His purpose for your life.

It is very simple to take this assessment and we have made it possible for you to do that free of charge. The assessment will take approximately an hour to complete. You can save your work, stop the process and return at anytime. After you have completed the assessment, our lifeServe Director, Elsa Gumm, will contact you for a follow up consultation. If you have any questions during this process please contact Elsa at egumm@livelifetogether.com or 608.271.2811 x25.

Your use of talent for the work of God is one of the most personally fulfilling opportunities of your lifetime. We are all blessed with so many talents and yet we may not know they exist. Talents are found in your personality, your interests and in your skills. There are many places to use your talents in our church, our community and the world.

We have an assessment tool available for you that is part of a self-discovery process called PLACE. By using this tool, you will discover your personality, spiritual gifts, abilities, life passions and experiences. It will help you better understand them and put them to work. God created each of us for a purpose. Part of His purpose is to "prepare God's people for works of service, so that the Body of Christ may be built up." (Ephesians 4:12) The PLACE process can help you discover how God has uniquely designed you, and it will help you realize His purpose for your life.

It is very simple to take this assessment and we have made it possible for you to do that free of charge. The assessment will take approximately an hour to complete. You can save your work, stop the process and return at anytime. After you have completed the assessment, our lifeServe Director, Elsa Gumm, will contact you for a follow up consultation. If you have any questions during this process please contact Elsa at egumm@livelifetogether.com or 608.271.2811 x25.

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Your use of talent for the work of God is one of the most personally fulfilling opportunities of your lifetime. We are all blessed with so many talents and yet we may not know they exist. Talents are found in your personality, your interests and in your skills. There are many places to use your talents in our church, our community and the world.

We have an assessment tool available for you that is part of a self-discovery process called PLACE. By using this tool, you will discover your personality, spiritual gifts, abilities, life passions and experiences. It will help you better understand them and put them to work. God created each of us for a purpose. Part of His purpose is to "prepare God's people for works of service, so that the Body of Christ may be built up." (Ephesians 4:12) The PLACE process can help you discover how God has uniquely designed you, and it will help you realize His purpose for your life.

It is very simple to take this assessment and we have made it possible for you to do that free of charge. The assessment will take approximately an hour to complete. You can save your work, stop the process and return at anytime. After you have completed the assessment, our lifeServe Director, Elsa Gumm, will contact you for a follow up consultation. If you have any questions during this process please contact Elsa at egumm@livelifetogether.com or 608.271.2811 x25.

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The goal of prayer-walking isn't to walk and pray, it's to look to join Jesus on His mission in your walkable community (near home, work, church, and anywhere you might regularly walk).  It's also not a one and done activity, it is a practiced habit of being in your community, and seeking the continued coming of God's Kingdom in it.
 

Decide if you will split into groups (2-4 people in a group seems to work well), where each group will walk, and when you will meet back up.  Make sure each group has notebook/journal and something to write with.

 

Before you leave, pray together.

Ask God to show you what He is up to.

Ask God to show you what He wants to do through you.

Ask God to give you open and willing hearts to jump in.

Start walking and take turns praying out loud for what you see. Look for things to prompt your prayers:

Are there signs of children or pets?

What seems to be important to the people who live in/frequent this place?

What might God be up to?

If you come across any people, ask them:

What do you like most about the neighborhood?

What is a challenge for the neighborhood?

Can we pray about that or something else with you?

Use the notebook/journal to take note of the prayers and things you notice.

When you return, look at your notes and discuss what you noticed. 

What surprised you? 

Were there any recurring themes? 

Were you prompted to work with the neighborhood in any new ways?

Pray again for each other, and for the neighborhood, that all would be open to the work and promptings of God's Spirit.

Keep the notes so that you can pray weekly and so that you can compare them the next time you prayer walk the same walkable community.

 

Try prayer walking once a month with those you are discipling with, alternating disciple's walkable communities.  Certainly include your families in prayer walking in your neighborhood.  If you meet disciples at a regular location, you can prayer "walk" the coffee-shop (or whatever), even without leaving your seat, a prayer-request sign (even paper folded in half so it stands up on the table) is one way to invite others to engage with you if they want to.