Act of Contrition

O my God,
I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee,
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 Thee,
my God,
Who art all-good and deserving of all my love.

I firmly resolve,
with the help of Thy grace,
to confess my sins,
To do penance
And to amend my life.