A PRAYER FOR THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS. (By St. Gemma Galgani)

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My Jesus, I place all my sins before you.

In my estimation

They do not deserve pardon,

But I ask you

To close your eyes

To my want of merit

And open them

To your infinite merit.


Since you willed

To die for my sins,

Grant me forgiveness

For all of them.

Thus, I may no longer feel

The burden of my sins,

A burden that oppresses me

Beyond measure.


Assist me, dear Jesus,

For I desire to become good

No matter what the cost

Take away, destroy,

And utterly root out

Whatever you find in me

That is contrary

To your holy will.

At the same time, dear Jesus, illumine me

So that I may walk in your holy light.