Going to Confession is a key part of living the Catholic life. Taking a cue from the beautiful saying for a priest, “Say this Mass as if it were your first Mass, last Mass, and only Mass,” Fr. Ed Broom suggests adopting the principle “Confess as if it were your first, last, and only time.” We should avail ourselves of this sacrament frequently and be grateful to God for this awesome gift.
Our Lord told St. Faustina: “Daughter, when you go to confession, to this fountain of My mercy, the Blood and Water which came forth from My Heart always flows down upon your soul and ennobles it. Every time you go to confession, immerse yourself in My mercy, with great trust, so that I may pour the bounty of My grace upon your soul. When you approach the confessional, know this, that I Myself am waiting there for you. I am only hidden by the priest, but I Myself act in your soul. Here the misery of the soul meets the God of mercy. Tell souls that from this fount of mercy souls draw graces solely with the vessel of trust. If their trust is great, there is no limit to My generosity” (Divine Mercy in My Soul, #1602).
Check out these prayers for you to pray before and after confession!