Let us correct our faults which we have committed in ignorance,
let us not be taken unawares by the day of our death,
looking in vain for leisure to repent.
Hear us, O Lord, and show us your mercy,
for we have sinned against you.
Help us, O God our Savior;
for the sake of your name, O Lord, set us free.
Responsory for the Distribution of AshesRoman Missal, 3rd ed.