Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you,

And I detest all my sins because I dread the loss of heaven and fear the pains of hell.

But most of all because they offend You, my God,

Who are all good and deserving of all my love.

I firmly resolve, with the help of your grace,

to confess my sins, to do penance and to amend my life. Amen