restoring lost time

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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