A Prayer before the Examination of Conscience

Most merciful God,

Father in heaven,

relying on Thy goodness and mercy,

I come to Thee with filial confidence

to confess my sins and to implore Thy forgiveness.

Thou wilt not despise a contrite and humble heart.

Bless me and receive me again into Thy favour;

I acknowledge that I have been most ungrateful to Thee,

but I sincerely repent and detest the wrong I have done,

and I desire henceforth to walk in the way of perfection

in accordance with Thy holy will.

O Jesus, my Saviour, my good Shepherd,

I have strayed far from the path

that Thou hast marked out for me;

I did not follow in Thy footsteps;

I wandered into forbidden places.

Repentant and sorrowful,

I beg to be admitted again into the fold of Thy faithful followers.

I want to confess my sins with the same sincerity

as I should wish to do at the moment of my death.

My Jesus, I look to Thee with confidence

for the grace to examine my conscience well.

O Holy Spirit come in Thy mercy;

enlighten my mind and strengthen my will

that I may know my sins,

humbly confess them,

and sincerely amend my life.

Mary, my Mother,

immaculate Spouse of the Holy Ghost,

refuge of sinners,

ssist me by thy intercession.

Holy angels and saints of God,

pray for me.


Like this service?

Consider buying us a cup of coffee, It'll REALLY help us improve it and keep it free. Thanks in advance and GOD BLESS YOU!

Other Featured Prayers

Three Prayers the The Blessed Virgin Mary (for All Virtues, But Especially for Purity)

Prayer of St. Ambrose (Before Mass)

The Rosary in French

Haiku Prayer # 9

Search for a Prayer