A Prayer to Redeem Lost Time

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Dear Readers of Country Squire Magazine, We have lost an hour overnight. Time passes too quickly, does it not?

I trust that You and Your families are healthy and well this Palm Sunday. Although talk is of more snow at Easter (surely not?!), I can see daffodils and bluebells appearing in our garden, so surely the sun is just round the corner. Fear not.

Jesus taught us various things about Time. Never let primary things wait on secondary things: timing is so important primary things are primary because of our purpose. Imagine doing only the things that you alone can do. These would all be primary things. Find what makes You a specialist, not a generalist.

Multiply yourself through others: delegation. Anything that can be done by someone else should be. Moses demonstrated that in his lesson on delegation in Exodus 18.

John 11:1-44 In these verses we are given a crisis which would normally incite us to urgent action. Jesus managed this situation because it was made for Him by His heavenly Father. Lazarus was healed because Jesus knew his capabilities.

I wish I had a time machine. I know that I don’t. Nonetheless, maybe after this life We will all understand what time is and why it is set thus.

I wish \You all a peaceful and happy week in the run up to the Easter celebration next week. God Bless You all.

Here is a prayer by St Teresa of Avila for a restoration of lost time. Please also pray for the soul and family of Arnaud Beltrame, who was killed this week and died a hero.

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.

 

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