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Act of Contrition

Act of Contrition

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 ...
Confiteor

Confiteor

I confess to almighty God and to you, my brothers and sisters, that I have greatly sinned in my thoughts and in my words, in what I have done, and ...
Penitential Prayer of St. Ambrose of Milan

Penitential Prayer of St. Ambrose of Milan

O Lord, who hast mercy upon all, take away from me my sins, and mercifully kindle in me the fire of thy Holy Spirit. Take away from me the heart ...
Penitential Prayer of St. Augustine of Hippo

Penitential Prayer of St. Augustine of Hippo

O Lord, The house of my soul is narrow; enlarge it that you may enter in. It is ruinous, O repair it! It displeases Your sight. I confess it, I ...
Penitential Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian

Penitential Prayer of St. Ephraim the Syrian

O Lord and Master of my life, give me not the spirit of laziness, despair, lust of power, and idle talk. (prostration) But give rather the spirit of sobriety, humility, ...
The Seven Penitential Psalms

The Seven Penitential Psalms

Psalm 6: Domine, ne in furore Lord, do not reprove me in your anger: punish me not in your rage. Have mercy on me, Lord, I have no strength; Lord, ...