Saturday, November 27, 2010

Prayer to Redeem Lost Time

Vanitas Still Life with a Tulip, Skull and Hour-Glass by Philippe De Champaigne

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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.

by St. Teresa of Avila
Source via Sue Cifelli

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