Act of Contrition



O My God,

I am heartily sorry for having offended you.

I beg pardon from your infinite kindness
     for my ungrateful behavior.

Forgive me, Lord, and take pity on me;

By the power of your Holy Spirit,

Overcome the evil in what I have thought,
     said, done and left undone,

And help me sincerely to mend my ways.