Reflections & Examen
EXAMEN – Based on the Rule of Life of the Daughters of the King
- Have I worn my cross daily as my “habit” to show that I cannot live a day without Christ?
- Have I attended all chapter, diocesan, and provincial meetings as I am physically able?
RULE OF PRAYER
- Have I sought to grow daily in the life of prayer?
- Have I asked God’s blessing upon all members?
- Have I prayed daily for the spread of Christ’s Kingdom, especially among women?
- Have I prayed the intercession list daily?
- Have I made a Corporate Communion on All Saint’s Day with intention for the order?
- Have I attended church each Sunday and Holy Days of Obligation?
- Have I read some portion of the Holy Scripture each day and spent at least five minutes in simple meditation upon what has been read?
- Have I listened for and received God’s guidance and blessings for me each day?
- Have I prepared for my Communion by diligent prayer and self-examination?
- Have I prayed daily for the spiritual growth of the parish?
RULE OF SERVICE
- Do I minister to God’s people wherever I am?
- Do I invite and/or offer a ride to people to come to church or to a DOK meeting?
- Do I offer loyal aid to my priest for the up-building of the parish?
- Do I participate in whatever service my chapter undertakes?
- Have I been supportive of my chapter, diocesan, and provincial officers?
- Am I involved in a scripture study?
- Have I interested myself in all efforts to spread the faith, especially women and girls?
- Do I pay my annual dues on time and do I participate on the funds of the Order?
SPIRIT OF THE RULE
- Have I been a good example?
- Am I able to tell someone what the “Magnanimiter Crucem Sustine” means on my cross?
- Have I given a ready, complete answer concerning my religion?
- Have I tried to grow in Christ-like love for God and for the salvation of all?
- Have I exercised charity as regards to other Daughters?
From Daughters of the King Triennial-June 27, 2000 – Province Night
Bread for the Journey – Julia Smead, Province VII President
Does the world need more?
Love your neighbor as yourself,
Jesus Christ gave us the commandment
And because he died for us;
Show the world you care
Love each other without a fuss.
It doesn’t cost anything to love.
Try it today
It’s a commandment from above.
Jesus said, “Love your enemies,
Bless them that curse you.”
Do the right thing. Love
This you must do.
– Hazel Wilson-Weaver Chapter, Daughters of the King
St Luke the Evangelist Episcopal Church, Houston, Texas