The one I learned for my first confession in the mid-1960s is this one:
- Oh my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended Thee, because I dread the loss of heaven and the pains of hell, but most of all because I have offended thee, my God, who art all good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Thy grace, to confess my sins, to do penance, and to amend my life. Amen.
Did you learn a different one, perhaps a variant to the one above? Share it with us in the comments box!