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.”