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The Little Book of the

Less Sins.

Have you caused needless anxiety to those who have the care of you; given way to impatience; failed in kindness to others; spoken needlessly of their faults; said what was not true, to avoid scolding, &c.; given way to vain thoughts; been impatient under good advice or due correction; indulged yourself in eating and drinking; wasted your time?


My God, because Thou art so very good, I am truly sorry from my heart that I have sinned against Thee. I have also deserved Thy anger and Thy dreadful punishment. I beg pardon for having sinned against Thy great goodness, and I firmly resolve, by the help of Thy holy grace, not to offend Thee any more, but to avoid all occasions of sin for the love of Thee. Strengthen this sorrow and this resolution in my heart every day until I die.