Prayer, of course, Ryan!
And we do remember you. Don't worry, I've had friends take 19 years to convert.
As St John Chrysostom said:
"For the Lord is gracious and receives the last even as the first.
He gives rest to him that comes at the eleventh hour,
as well as to him that toiled from the first.
To this one He gives, and upon another He bestows.
He accepts the works as He greets the endeavor.
The deed He honors and the intention He commends."