I have a tattered copy of an article by Dennis Hamm entitled "Rummaging for God" from the May 14, 1994 edition of America, the National Catholic Weekly. I have been carrying it around in my black bag for the last several years because it has been such a great reminder to me to pray the "prayer of examen".
It outlines five steps:
1. Pray for light.
2. Review the day in thanksgiving.
3. Review the feelings that surface in the replay of the day.
4. Choose one of those feelings (positive or negative) and pray from it.
5. Look toward tomorrow.
I was so happy to find the article online. Check it out!