Prepare your soul to receive the boundless mercy of God.
Going to confession can sometimes be a daunting task, especially if we haven’t been confession in a long time and have more than a few major sins on our soul. It is a struggle that we all have to face, but we don’t have to face it alone.
Not only is God with us during these moments, but also all the saints and angels! They are here to support us and urge us on to avail ourselves to the boundless mercy of God.
To help remind us of this reality, below is a short prayer that can be prayed before going to confession. This will help prepare the soul for the great sacrament of mercy while invoking the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Joseph.
Receive my confession, O most loving and gracious Lord Jesus Christ, only hope for the salvation of my soul. Grant to me true contrition of soul, so that day and night I may by penance make satisfaction for my many sins.
Savior of the world, O good Jesus, Who gave Yourself to the death of the Cross to save sinners, look upon me, most wretched of all sinners; have pity on me, and give me the light to know my sins, true sorrow for them, and a firm purpose of never committing them again.
O gracious Virgin Mary, Immaculate Mother of Jesus, I implore you to obtain for me by your powerful intercession these graces from your Divine Son.
St. Joseph, pray for me.
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