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Prayer to Redeem Lost Time - St. Teresa of Avila

Prayer to Redeem Lost Time

"Oh my God! Source of all mercy!
I acknowledge Thy sovereign power.
While recalling the wasted years that are past,
I believe that Thou, Lord, can in an instant turn this loss to gain.
Miserable as I am, yet I firmly believe that Thou can do all things.
Please restore to me the time lost, giving me Thy grace,
Both now and in the future, that I may appear before Thee in wedding garments. Amen."


St Teresa of Avila

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This ought to be promoted everywhere. Thanks to @andrew24157 for bringing it to our attention. Which of us hasn't lost time in one way or another?
Patricia McKeever
@English Catholic,
I totally agree - a beautiful prayer. It is especially good to know about it in this month of the Holy Souls.
Last year, I was given a present of a small book entitled "Thirty Days' Devotion To The Holy Souls - Forget Me Nots From Many Gardens" and I am reading a devotional reflection/prayer from it every day, as directed; I'll be adding the St Teresa prayer to my reflections on …More
@English Catholic,

I totally agree - a beautiful prayer. It is especially good to know about it in this month of the Holy Souls.

Last year, I was given a present of a small book entitled "Thirty Days' Devotion To The Holy Souls - Forget Me Nots From Many Gardens" and I am reading a devotional reflection/prayer from it every day, as directed; I'll be adding the St Teresa prayer to my reflections on Purgatory/Holy Souls, now.
English Catholic
@Patricia McKeever Is that book you refer to available online as a download or to purchase? Would be grateful to know.
Patricia McKeever
@English Catholic
I can't find it online, whether in book or pdf form. I will ask the person who gave it to me last year when I see her, but for now, I'll publish the following information:
Title: "Thirty Days' Devotion To The Holy Souls - Forget Me Nots From Many Gardens" published by R & T Washbourne, 1,2 & 4 Paternoster Row, London; Benziger Bros, New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago, 1904,
There …More
@English Catholic

I can't find it online, whether in book or pdf form. I will ask the person who gave it to me last year when I see her, but for now, I'll publish the following information:

Title: "Thirty Days' Devotion To The Holy Souls - Forget Me Nots From Many Gardens" published by R & T Washbourne, 1,2 & 4 Paternoster Row, London; Benziger Bros, New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago, 1904,

There is no author given, just a note on the title page as follows: Compiled from various sources by A Member of the Ursuline Community, Sligo.

It's a small white booklet, size of my (fair) hand with some nice black and white artwork/flowers at left hand side.

If I can find a link to a purchasing source, I'll post it asap
Ave Crux
I had read this prayer (petition) by St. Teresa of Avila years ago. I remember it because it made a great impression on me at the time, especially being associated with such a great Saint and mystic. N.B. As I seem to recall, it's possible it might even be taken from her Autobiography or other writings, which I was reading extensively at the time.
andrew24157
Ave Crux I think you're right. I published this prayer (among others) in 2018-2019 on my website. I can't recall now St. Teresa's particular book containing it. It is in one of her books, that's for sure.
frawley
@English Catholic While a disagree with your comments on Medjugorje, I respect you as a fellow Catholic gentleman and did not and would never delete your content. I do not know how that happened but I assure you I had no part of it. God Bless
English Catholic
It's OK @frawley, that's the way GTV appears to work. You can't actually delete my comment if I made it first, but if you delete your own comment, and I have answered you (which I did) then it automatically deletes the answer as well. Thank you for also being a gentleman and agreeing to disagree.
English Catholic
This ought to be promoted everywhere. Thanks to @andrew24157 for bringing it to our attention. Which of us hasn't lost time in one way or another?
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