I am supposed to do everything in life for one reason: the greater glory of God.
Yet I spend most of my life unconcerned with this;
I waste it on petty things.
God, please grant me clear vision,
The vision to work for the greater glory of your name.
Please help me to wake up each morning with this in mind.
Help me to clear my mind of minor details that only distract me from my purpose.
Keep away the indifference that fogs humankind.
Point me where your people need help
So that I may go to bed each night knowing the world is a better place,
And your vision has been fulfilled.
Jesuit High School
Excerpt from In All Things: Everyday Prayers of Jesuit High School Students, edited by Michael J. Daley and Lee P. Yeazell.
This short video features students from Jesuit high schools explaining what “Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam” means to them.