Act of Contrition

O, my God,
I am heartily sorry for having offended you and I detest all my sins,
because of your just punishments but most of all because I have offended you, my God,
Who are all good and deserving of all my love.

I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace,
to sin no more and avoid the near occasions of sin.



The Act of Contrition is used in when confessing one’s sins in the sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation.