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An Examination of Conscience for Children

by Fr. Roman Bobesiuk
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Examination of Conscience for Children based on the Ten Commandments

Make God the most important thing in your life.
Is God the most important thing in my life, or have I made other things in my life more important than God?
Do I remember to talk to God every day?
Do I choose what God wants for me over what I want for myself?

Use God’s name the right way.
Do I speak God’s name or Jesus’ name respectfully?
Have I spoken God’s name or Jesus’ name inappropriately when I was angry or to impress my friends?

Make Sunday a day to worship God.
Have I tried my best to worship God at Divine Liturgy by singing, praying the prayers with the community, and listening?
Have I misbehaved during Divine Liturgy?

Love your parents and follow their rules.
Have I obeyed my parents—even when they are not looking?
Have I talked back to my parents?

Be kind to the people and animals God made.
How have I been kind or unkind to others?
Do I share what I have with others?
Have I solved disagreements in a peaceful way?
Have I fought with anyone?

Be respectful in the things you do.
Do I show respect for others in what I do and say?
Do I show respect for and cooperate with my teachers?
Do I care for my health and follow safety rules?

Take care of other people’s things; don’t take what belongs to someone else.
How have I respected other people’s things?
Have I taken something that doesn’t belong to me?

Tell the truth.
Do I tell the truth?
Have I told a lie or things that were only partly true?

Think good thoughts and say good words.
Have I thought good thoughts and said good words?
Have I told or listened to any dirty jokes?
Have I watched any movies or shows that I shouldn’t have seen?
Do I try to keep my mind on good things?

Be happy with the things you have.
Am I happy with what I have or do I always want more?
Have I been jealous of what other people have?

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