The second aspect of this prayer is "the examen of conscious in which we uncover those areas that need cleansing, purifying, and healing." This is a process of scrutiny when we invite the Lord to "search the depths of our hearts." We need this conscious examination if we hope to be followers of Jesus Christ. The disciples had the privilege of literally following Jesus as a flesh and blood man. He spoke to them, guided them, and brought correction when needed. We have the Holy Spirit who has been sent by the Father and speaks for Jesus. The Holy Spirit is often typified as fire and water which symbolizes cleansing and purification. This prayer of examen gives us focused, relational time for the Holy Spirit to work in us the identity of Jesus Christ.
Don't miss the opportunity to grow thorough these two aspects of the prayer of examen.