Prayers of Contrition & Penance
The Roman Catholic Church has used this prayer for a very long time. Short & simple, it’s perfect for offering up from your heart sorrow for your sins in general, or, after having sinned in some grievous way, immediate remorse for one sin in particular. Every Catholic should know it, every Catholic should use it.
Today during the Great Apostasy, no priests are available to whom a Catholic may confess his sins. Yet what are we to do when we find ourselves --- which may God forbid! --- in the deadly grip of mortal sin? How can we escape the Fire of Hell after death? This prayer goes a long way toward solving the problem.
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