Jesus Prayer as Act of Contrition
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Simple question: Is it appropriate to use the Jesus Prayer as an Act of Contrition? I have been lead to believe that this a perfectly acceptable practice, as any prayer that expresses deep sorrow for one's sins can be used. I have memorized the traditional Act of Contrition, but sometimes I feel more sincere using the Jesus Prayer followed by my own personal words of contrition.
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Anyone?
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#3
Yes. I've used it many times. It is given in the new rite as one of the suggested acts of contrition.
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#4
Thank you, I was unaware of that.
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#5
Yes.  It is a beautiful, traditional prayer.

Here you go:  http://www.ewtn.com/library/CURIA/CDWFORMA.HTM
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#6
You read my mind, thanks for the link.
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(12-06-2013, 05:52 PM)seanipie Wrote: Simple question: Is it appropriate to use the Jesus Prayer as an Act of Contrition? I have been lead to believe that this a perfectly acceptable practice, as any prayer that expresses deep sorrow for one's sins can be used. I have memorized the traditional Act of Contrition, but sometimes I feel more sincere using the Jesus Prayer followed by my own personal words of contrition.


I think it is very appropriate, and depending on the priest it can be done.  One place I've gone to for confession has the Act of Contrition printed on a plaque on the wall and that is the one that the priest tells you to use.
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