Act of Contrition

The Act of Contrition is a prayer we as sinners say to express our remorse for having sinned against God. It is said when we partake in the sacrament of confession, and is a good prayer to say at the end of each day.


O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee,
and I detest all my sins,
because I dread the loss of Heaven and the pains of Hell,
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 confess my sins,
to do penance
and to amend my life. Amen.

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