The Church of the Holy Ascension
Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church
Старообрадческая Православная Церковь

Examination of conscience for children

Did I pray to God every day?

Did I pray daily before I eat, when I get up from sleep, and before I go to sleep?

Do I love God?

Did I learn about God?

Did I put my trust in the Lord Jesus Christ?

Have I used the words God or Jesus in anger or irreverently?

Have I used ugly (inapproptiate) language?

Have I wished harm to another person?

Have I missed Church on services on Saturday evening, Sunday or on other religious holidays?

Do I try to pay attention during Church services?

Have I talked, gossiped, and/or laughed during church services?

Did I respect and obey my parents?

Have I thought bad thoughts about my parents?

Do I do my part to help them or do I have to be nagged a hundred times?

Have I been mean to my brother or sister?

Have I been angry at my brother or sister?

Do I give a good example to younger siblings?

Have I been stubborn and didn't ask for forgiveness from family and friends?

Did I disrespect others in authority: Priests, Monastics, Nuns, Police, Old People?

Do I hurt with my hands or with my tounge?

Do I say mean things, or make fun of others to hurt their feelings?

Do I say mean things about others behind their backs?

Do I try to love and respect all people?

Have I laughed or made fun of  old or sick people?

Do I treat my body with purity and with respect?

Do I look at television shows, movies, or pictures that are bad?

Am I modest in my speech and the clothes I wear?

Have I stolen something or cheated anyone?

Am I honest in everything that I do?

Have I lied about anything to anyone?

Do I tell lies that make another person look bad or get them in trouble?

Am I jealous or envious of the things or abilities that others have?

Am I thankful to God and my parents for what they have given me?

Have I always kept the fasts (lent), on Wednesday's and Fridays?

Have I been ashemed to make the sign of the cross in front of others?

Have I tempted someone to sin against God?

Have I disrespected the Holy Cross or the Holy icons in anyway?

Have I been careful to eat Holy Bread in church?

Have I been honest during confession?

Did I confess everything I remember? 

Are their any other sins which weigh heavy on your your heart?