This Act of Contrition Prayer Card and Examination of Conscience will help you prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation. It contains the following. . .
Bless me, Father, for I have sinned.
My last confession was . . .
For these sins, I am truly sorry.
Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended You, and 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 confess my sins, to do penance, and to avoid the near occasion of sin.
Includes a complete lisiting of the Ten Commandments to guide us in our Examination of Conscience
1. I am the Lord your God, you shall not have other gods before Me. Do I love with all my heart the Lord who loves me and cares for me? Do I seek His presence, pray daily, and trust in Him, or have I failed to place Him first, or even betrayed Him through occult practices?
It ends with the following prayer:
O God of compassion, You alone can justify me, and You will never reject me when I, contrite, approach Your Merciful Heart, where no one has ever been refused, even if he were the greatest sinner (Diary of St. Faustina, 1730).