I was recently reading All Things New: Breaking the Cycle and Raising a Joyful Family by Erin McCole Cupp. In it, she shares this Act of Contrition that she had on a prayer card. It is a powerful prayer and one worth praying on a regular basis.
Forgive me my sins, O Lord, forgive me my sins;
The sins of my youth, the sins of my age,
The sins of my soul, the sins of my body,
My idle sins, my serious voluntary sins,
The sins I know, the sins I do not know;
The sins I have concealed so long, and which are now hidden from my memory.
I am truly sorry for every sin, mortal and venial, for all the sins of my childhood up to the present hour.
I know my sins have wounded thy tender Heart, O my Savior,
Let me be freed from the bonds of evil through the most bitter passion of my redeemer.
O my Jesus, forget and forgive what I have been.
As an aside, this is my 3500th blog post on this blog that I started back in 2005. I hope that at least some of these posts have helped someone in some way. Thank you for reading!
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