Examination of Conscience for Children – Using the Lord’s Prayer


Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.

  • How often do I think about God?
  • How often do I say my prayers?
  • Do I pay attention and participate at Mass?

Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

  • Am I kind to others?
  • Do I do what Jesus wants me to do?
  • Do I share with others?
  • Am I helpful to my family and neighbors?
  • Do I show respect to my teachers and classmates?

Give us this day our daily bread.

  • Do I remember to say thank you?
  • Am I sometimes greedy?
  • Do I appreciate the good things I have in my life?
  • Do I think of ways to help those who have no food, clothes, shelter or money?
  • Do I take things that don’t belong to me?

Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.

  • Do I say I’m sorry when I have been wrong?
  • Do I forgive and forget when someone does something bad to me?
  • Do I help solve problems between my friends or do I cause more trouble?
  • Do I say bad things about people who have hurt me?

Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

  • Do I play fairly in sports and games?
  • Do I cheat in school?
  • Do I tell the truth?
  • Do I let other kids tempt me to do things I know I shouldn’t do?  Do I tempt others?


(Taken from Seven Frequently Asked Questions About Children and the Sacrament of Reconciliation, written for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee by Kathleen D. Beuscher, 2010)

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