Monday, May 16, 2011

St. Teresa of Avila's Prayer to Redeem Lost Time

A Prayer to Redeem Lost Time
(by St. Teresa of Avila)

O my God! Source of all Mercy! 
I acknowledge Your sovereign power.
While recalling the wasted years that are past,
I believe that You, Lord, can in an instant turn this loss to gain. 

Miserable as I am, yet I firmly believe that You can do all things.
Please restore to me the time lost, giving me Your grace, both now and in the future,
 that I may appear before You in “wedding garments.” 

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