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." Amen.