Act of Contrition
Oh my God,
I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee.
I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishments,
but most of all, because they offend Thee, my God,
Who art all good and deserving of all my love.
I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to sin no more,
and to avoid the near occasion of sin.
The Act of Contrition is a prayer where we throw ourselves on Jesus’ mercy. We tell Him of our sorrow in sinning and ask Him for His forgiveness and for His help.
If you are looking for an Examination of Conscience to use before going to the Sacrament of Confession, or just to use periodically, you can find one at the Traditional Priest website.
Do you want to find more prayers to help you grow closer to our Lord? You can find more in the Prayers section.