This audio file is a guided adaptation of the examen of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus in the 16th century. The recording begins with a brief intro and description of the background and history of the prayer, then moves into a guided examen. (If you’d like to listen to a version without the introduction, please see to “Prayer into Sleep II”). The meditation walks you through four simple steps: Review your day, sifting for the divine presence, set an intention for tomorrow, and surrender to God and toward a peaceful rest. Total running time: 11 min, 44 sec.