Act of Contrition

Traditional:
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee.
I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishments,
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 sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin.
Amen.

Modern:
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you.
I detest all my sins, because I dread the loss of heaven and 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 sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin.
Amen.

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