Prayer to St. Francis Xavier

Help me become a hero—
            One who executes both spiritual and physical feats;
            One who gives himself up to be a part of something greater;
            One who departs on a journey and returns changed.
Help me to emphasize the magis
            One who does his best in every area;
            One who strives to be great in all aspects of his life.
Help me become a person with and for others—
            One who respects himself as well as others;
            One who performs deeds not for himself, but for others.
Help me become a leader—
            One who persuades others to do the right thing;
            One who guides others through action, not talk.
                        We pray to you for help, St. Xavier.
                                    Amen.

Luke Rothan
St. Xavier High School
Cincinnati, Ohio

Excerpt from In All Things: Everyday Prayers of Jesuit High School Students, edited by Michael J. Daley and Lee P. Yeazell.


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