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.”