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1. I am the Lord your God. You shall not have strange gods before me.
-Do I give God time every day in prayer?
-Do I seek to love Him with my whole heart?
-Have I been involved with superstitious practices or have I been involved with the occult?
-Do I seek to surrender myself to God’s Word as taught by the Church?
-Have I ever deliberately told a lie in Confession or have I withheld a mortal sin from the priest in Confession?
2. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
-Have I used God’s name in vain: lightly or carelessly?
-Have I been angry with God?
-Have I wished evil upon any other person?
-Have I insulted a sacred person or abused a sacred object?
3. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day.
-Have I deliberately missed Mass on Sundays or Holy Days of Obligation?
-Have I not kept Sunday as a family day and a day of rest?
-Do I do needless work on Sundays?
-Do I make others work on Sundays?
4. Honor your father and your mother.
-Do I honor and obey my parents?
-Have I neglected my duties to my spouse and children?
-Have I given my family good religious example?
-Do I try to bring peace into my home life?
-Do I care for my aged and infirm relatives?
-Do I respect elders?
-Do I respect my pastor, bishop, and the Pope?
5. You shall not kill.
-Have I had an abortion or encouraged anyone to have an abortion?
-Have I physically harmed anyone?
-Have I abused alcohol or drugs?
-Did I give scandal to anyone, thereby leading them into sin?
-Have I been angry or resentful?
-Have I harbored hatred in my heart?
-Have I been sterilized for reasons of birth control?
-Have I encouraged or condoned sterilization?
6. You shall not commit adultery.
-Have I been faithful to my marriage vows in thought and action?
-Have I engaged in any sexual activity before marriage or outside of marriage?
-Have I used any method of contraception or artificial birth control?
-Has each sexual act in my marriage been open to the transmission of new life?
-Have I respected all members of the opposite sex, or have I thought of other people as objects?
-Have I been guilty of any homosexual activity?
-Do I seek to be pure in my thoughts, words, and actions?
-Am I careful to dress modestly, so as not to tempt others?
-Have I been guilty of masturbation with myself?
7. You shall not steal.
-Have I stolen what is not mine?
-Have I returned or made restitution for what I have stolen?
-Do I waste time at work, school, or at home?
-Do I gamble excessively, thereby denying my family of their needs?
-Do I pay my debts promptly?
-Do I seek to share what I have with the poor?
8. You shall not bear false witness.
-Have I lied?
-Have I gossiped?
-Have I harmed someone’s reputation?
-Have I spoken behind someone else’s back?
-Am I critical, negative, or uncharitable in my thoughts of others?
-Do I keep secret what should be kept confidential?
9. You shall not desire your neighbor’s wife.
-Have I consented to impure thoughts?
-Have I caused them by impure television, movies, books, magazines, or internet?
-Do I pray at once to banish impure thoughts and temptations?
-Do I listen to, or engage in, impure conversations or jokes?
10. You shall not desire your neighbor’s goods.
-Am I jealous of what other people have?
-Do I envy other people’s families or possessions?
-Am I greedy or selfish?
-Are material possessions the purpose of my life?
-Do I trust that God will take care for all of my material and spiritual need?