For those beginning this novena late, fear not! St. Teresa of Avila gives us this prayer for 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.” Amen
- On the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood up and exclaimed, “Let anyone who thirsts come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as scripture says: ‘Rivers of living water will flow from within him.'” He said this in reference to the Spirit that those who came to believe in him were to receive. There was, of course, no Spirit yet, because Jesus had not yet been glorified. John 7:37-39
God my creator
Breathe on me again.
Renew me. Refresh me.
Extend my abilities. Give me your gifts.
Body and Blood of Jesus Christ
Flow through every fiber of my being.
Keep me well.
Oh Holy Spirit use me.
Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit…Amen