An Examen Prayer for 2022

As we draw near to the end of this year, Jeff guides us through a practical examen prayer to help us reflect on the blessings we’ve received this past year and identify the areas of growth for the new year.


“Jesus, show me what you want me to see”


Preparation for the Examen

Step 1: Thanksgiving or Gratitude

Step 2: Simple Petition

Step 3: Reviewing the past

Step 4: Repenting in the present and asking for forgiveness

Step Five: Renewal and looking to the future

Isolate & Perfect the following key aspects of our faith:

  1. Prayer
  2. Bible Reading/Study
  3. Sacraments
  4. Evangelization– Try to bring one person into the Church in 2023.
  5. Think about your vocation, what needs to change?


Ascension is pleased to offer our new and improved online bible study programs and sacramental preparation programs digitally to help you minister with flexibility. Go to to view all our offerings.

Meet Your Host: Jeff Cavins

Jeff Cavins is passionate about helping people understand Scripture and become disciples of Jesus Christ. Though he was born Catholic, Jeff went to Bible school and served as a protestant minister for twelve years before reverting to the Catholic Faith. Jeff then received his MA in Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Since then, he has become a leading Catholic evangelist and author.

Jeff created The Bible Timeline learning system, which revolutionized Catholic Bible Study for millions of Catholics. Since its introduction, Jeff has developed The Great Adventure series of Bible studies to help people better understand Sacred Scripture and its meaning for their lives. 

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