Lord, I am truly sorry for having offended You.
How often have I professed my love for You
and how often I have failed miserably.
Now I ask You to wash me even more
from my iniquity and cleanse me from my sins.

Create a clean heart within me and in spite
of all my weaknesses may I be able to say
with St. Peter: "You know that I love You,"
and want to love and please You always
and in all things.

Amen.

— By a Columban Missionary