Let us ask for the Lord’s help.

It’s not easy to wash other people’s feet.
It’s hard to humble ourselves and reach out.

Many things get in the way
of our following Jesus.

We need the Lord’s help.

For the closing prayer of this first day of our retreat,
we will use a song by the band Coldplay
called “Fix You,”
here performed by the acoustic group, Boyce Avenue.

Play the clip, and read the lyrics of the song provided below.

Imagine our Lord singing the words to you
because, when we think about it,
that’s exactly what he intends to do for us
through these mysteries of Holy Week.

As you listen to the song,
think of your response to the Lord.
Pray for the grace of healing,
so that we can follow him more closely.

(Written by Chris Martin, Jonny Buckland, Guy Berryman, Will Champion,
from Coldplay’s 2005 album “X&Y”)

When you try your best, but you don’t succeed
When you get what you want, but not what you need
When you feel so tired, but you can’t sleep
Stuck in reverse

And the tears come streaming down your face
When you lose something you can’t replace
When you love someone, but it goes to waste
Could it be worse?

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

And high up above or down below
When you’re too in love to let it go
But if you never try you’ll never know
Just what you’re worth

Lights will guide you home
And ignite your bones
And I will try to fix you

Tears stream down your face
When you lose something you cannot replace
Tears stream down your face
And I… 

THANK YOU for joining us today!


consider sharing your thoughts and experience.


Sharing our experiences, feelings, and questions
is helpful for our fellow online retreatants.

You never know how you can help others
who may have the same struggles or issues
but can’t quite make sense of them.

Also, sometimes it is when we articulate our experiences into words
that they become clearer to us.

When you share the graces you’ve received,
you multiply these graces for others and for yourself.

Here’s a question you may want to reflect about:
What struck you during today’s retreat?
What do you think was God’s main message to you or blessing for you?

Share your response–or any experience, thought, or prayer.

A team of Jesuit Retreat Companions will read your posts,
pray for you, and/or respond.

Make sure also to take time to read the sharing of your fellow retreatants,
so that you can pray for them and if you wish, to respond to them.

Meanwhile, let us pray for one another,
all those undergoing this online retreat.

Click HERE for the SHARING SITE.



If you wish to ask
for your fellow retreatants’ prayers
for whatever intentions,
click HERE to go to our PRAYER WELL.

We hope you join us again tomorrow
for our Good Friday retreat.