The Act of Contrition
O my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, and I detest all my sins because of Thy just punishment, 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 sin no more and to avoid the near occasions of sin. Amen.
The Short Act of Contrition
Dear God, I am sorry I have ever thought, said or done anything to hurt You. You have been so good to me and I have been ungrateful to You. Please forgive me all my sins and I will try with Your help not to displease You again. Amen.