PRAYER TO BEG THE INTERCESSION OF OUR LADY
AND THE SAINTS BEFORE CONFESSION
A Prayer to Beg the
Our Lady and the Saints Before Confession
MAY the blessed Angels and Saints of God, who rejoice in the
conversion of a sinner; and above all, may thou, O Blessed Virgin, the
refuge of the penitent and the Mother of Mercies, intercede for me,
that the Confession which I am now going to make may not have the
effect of rendering me more criminal than I am, but may procure for me
the happiness of a reconciliation with my long-offended God and the
grace never more to offend Him mortally.
And do thou, likewise, my good Angel, the faithful guardian of
soul and the witness of my past sins and infidelities---do thou, by thy
prayers, assist me to rise again and beg that, in this holy Sacrament,
I may obtain those helps which may enable me to lead a new life for the
time to come. Amen.