In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Blessed be the holy and undivided Trinity, now and forever. Amen.
Our Father…, Hail Mary…, I believe in God…
Come O Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and kindle in them the fire of your love.
V. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created.
R. And you shall renew the face of the earth.
Let us pray:
O God, who has taught the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant that, by the gift of the same Spirit, we may be always truly wise, and ever rejoice in his consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
(Let us place ourselves in the presence of God, and give him thanks for all the benefits which we have received from him, particularly today.)
O my God, I firmly believe that you are here, and perfectly see me, and that you observe all my actions, all my thoughts, and the most secret motions of my heart. You watch over me with an incomparable love, every moment bestowing favours and preserving me from evil. Blessed be your holy Name, and may all creatures bless your goodness for the benefits which I have ever received from you, and particuarly today. May the Saints and Angels make up for my defects in giving you due thanks. Never permit me to repay your bounties with ingratitude, and your blessings with offences and injuries.
(Let us ask our Lord Jesus Christ the grace to discover the sins which we have committed today, and beg of him a true sorrow for them, and a sincere repentance.)
O my Lord Jesus Christ, Judge of the living and dead, before whom I must appear one day to give an exact account of my whole life; enlighten me, I beg you, and give me a humble and contrite heart, that I may see where I have offended your infinite majesty; and judge myself now with such a just severity, that then you may judge me with mercy and clemency.
(Let us here examine what sins we have committed today, by thought, word, deed or omission. (If you cannot think of any sin you have committed today, renew your sorrow for the sins of your past life). Let us conceive a great sorrow for having offended God).
O my God, I detest these and all other sins which I have committed against your Divine Majesty. I am extremely sorry that I have offended you, because you are infinitely good, and sin displeases you. I love you with my whole heart, and firmly propose, by the help of your grace, never more to offend you. I resolve to avoid the occasions of sin; I will confess my. Sins, and will endeavour to make reparation for them. Have mercy on me, O God, have mercy, and pardon me, a wretched sinner. In the Name of your beloved Son, Jesus, I humbly beg you to wash me with his Precious Blood so that my sins may be entirely remitted.
(Say the Hail Holy Queen to our Blessed Lady for the grace of a happy death, then three Hail Marys).
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, I give you my heart and my soul.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, assist me in my last agony.
Jesus, Mary and Joseph, may I breathe forth my soul in peace with you.