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Act of Contrition

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O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and 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 occasions of sin.

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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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O my God, I am sorry for my sins because I have offended you. I know I should love you above all things. Help me to do penance, to do better, and to avoid anything that might lead me to sin. Amen.
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The Sacrament of Penance is the method of the Church by which individual men and women may confess sins committed after baptism and have them absolved by a priest. Although it is not mandatory, the Catholic rite is traditionally conducted within a confessional box or booth. This sacrament is known by many names, including penance, reconciliation and confession. While official Church publications always refer to the sacrament as "Penance", "Reconciliation" or "Penance and Reconciliation".

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Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy ...
The Prayer Be Sorry for Sins
O my God, I don't want to go to hell. I know that because of my many sins I deserve to go there. ...
Prayer before Confession
Receive my confession, O most loving and gracious Lord Jesus Christ, only hope for the salvation of ...
After Confession
O almighty and most merciful God, I give You thanks with all the powers of my soul for this and all ...
Prayer During the Sacrament of Confession
Once you have completed your Examination Of Conscience, and you have told God that you are deeply ...
I Confess to You
I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through my ...
I Confess to You
I confess to almighty God, and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have sinned through my ...
Prayers After Confession # 1
My dearest Jesus, I have told all my sins to the best of my ability. I have sincerely tried to ...
Prayers After Confession # 2
What thanks do I not owe to Thee, my God! not only for having created me, redeemed me, and ...
Take me from the dark
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