Act of Contrition
We are all sinners, not worthy of God's love and grace. In this simple prayer, we openly admit our sinful nature in front of God.
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 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 nor more, and to avoid the near occasions of sin.