Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for
offended you, and I detest
all my sins,
because of Your just
but most of all because
You, my God, who are
deserving of all my love.
resolve, with the help of
to sin no more and to
near occasion of sin.
Act of Contrition (modern)
My God, I am sorry
for my sins with all my heart.
In choosing to do wrong and failing to do good,
I have sinned against you whom I should love above all things.
I firmly intend, with your help, to do penance, to sin no more,
and to avoid whatever leads me to sin.
Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for us.
In His name, my God, have mercy.
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