Act of Contrition for Kids-The Catholic Woman's Voice
Act of Contrition for Kids
The Act of Contrition for kids is a simplified version that is easy for children to learn.
Act of Contrition for KidsO my God, I am sorry for my sins because I have offended you. I know I should love you above all things. Help me to do penance, to do better, and to avoid anything that might lead me to sin. Amen.
The Importance of Teaching the Act of Contrition
Teaching a child the Act of Contrition for kids is one of the most important things you can do as a Catholic parent. It teaches children that sin offends God and we should constantly seek to reconcile ourselves to God by admitting we have done wrong and asking for forgiveness.
The act of contrition for kids should be said as part of their daily routine of prayers. Once you instill in them a love of prayer it will come naturally to them. Teach each verse of the prayer separately as younger children may have difficulty at first memorizing the prayer.
Establish a routine time for saying the prayer. You can have children say it as a morning routine prayer or a nightly routine of prayers.