Father James opening prayer at Theology on Tap at Mo' Dailey's
Letters from a Pastor to His People- September 15, 2019
Compunction is a virtue we don't hear about too much anymore. The only time it is mentioned in the Liturgy (to my knowledge) is on Ash Wednesday. The priest says this prayer over the people at the end of the Mass:
Pour out a spirit of compunction, O God,
on those who bow before your majesty,
and by your mercy may they merit the rewards you promise
to those who do penance.