O 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 the future,
that I may appear before Thee in "wedding garments."