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536 • Conclusion and Appendices

Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin

Mary, alleluia!

For the Lord has truly risen,


Let us pray:

O God, who through the

resurrection of your Son, our Lord

Jesus Christ, did vouchsafe to give

joy to the world; grant, we beseech

you, that through his Mother, the

Virgin Mary, we may obtain the

joys of everlasting life. Through the

same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Jesus Prayer

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of the

living God, have mercy on me,

a sinner.

Act of Contrition

O my God, I am heartily sorry

for having offended Thee, and I

detest all my sins because of thy

just punishments, 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 occasion of

sin. Amen.

—Traditional version

Act of Contrition (or Prayer of

the Penitent)

My God,

I am sorry for my sins with all

my heart.

In choosing to do wrong

and failing to do good,

I have sinned against you

whom I should love above

all things.

I firmly intend, with your help,

to do penance,

to sin no more,

and to avoid whatever leads me

to sin.

Our Savior Jesus Christ suffered

and died for us.

In his name, my God, have mercy.

—Alternate version from the

Rite of Penance

Act of Contrition (or Prayer of

the Penitent)

Lord Jesus, Son of God,

have mercy on me, a sinner.

—Alternate version from the

Rite of Penance

Grace Before Meals

Bless us, O Lord, and these thy

gifts, which we are about to receive

from thy bounty, through Christ

our Lord. Amen.

Grace After Meals

We give thee thanks, for all thy

benefits, Almighty God, who live

and reign for ever.

[And may the souls of the faithful

departed, through the mercy of

God, rest in peace.] Amen.