Sunday, May 29, 2016

Act of Contrition To Pray Every Night Before Going To Bed Along These Prayers

It is advisable to make daily this Act of Contrition, before going to bed, and after having made an examination of conscience – with true repentance and purpose of amendment – along with one Our Father and the devotion of the Three Hail Marys (as explained here as well as the Fatima prayer, the prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel and for the souls in Purgatory (and any other personal devotion we may have and for all of those we have obligation to pray for: Church, family members, superiors, friends, priests, country, etc.). All the before mentioned prayers do not take more than four or five minutes.

Fatima prayer for the sinners:

O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are in most need of Thy mercy.

Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel by H.H. Leo XIII:

Holy Michael, the Archangel, defend us in battle. Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do you, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who wander through the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

Prayer for the souls in Purgatory given by Our Lord to Saint Gertrude:

"Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory.”

Bear in mind that making an Act of perfect Contrition does not mean we can receive Communion, to this end it is absolutely necessary to go to a priest and confess any mortal sin that we have committed. The essential thing about the ACT OF PERFECT CONTRITION is to say it with sincerity, for love of God and abhorring our sins, to strive to not commit them again, that is, with purpose of amendment (which involves the intention of going to Confession as soon as possible).