Songs etc. for Prayers

In the course of offering its online retreats and recollections, Fr J has drawn from various sources in pop culture, like songs, films, and poetry. The subversive combinations and use of these different media were aimed at providing a novel and refreshing take on the faith.

Here is a compilation of all these clips, classified under Advent and Lent.


Come, Be My Light”

“River” (Performed by Robert Downey Jr.)

“The Life of the Virgin Mary”
(Rainer Maria Rilke)

“Joseph’s Suspicion”
(Rainer Maria Rilke)

“Annunciation above the Angels”
(Rainer Maria Rilke)

“The Journey of the Magi”
(Rainer Maria Rilke)

“Of Course She Looked Back”
(Natalie Diaz)



Disenchanted” (EBTG)

You Will Be Found” (From “Dear Evan Hansen”)

“Calling All Angels” (Lenny Kravitz)

“To Find You” (“From Sing Street”)

“Someone You Loved” (Lewis Capaldi)

“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” (James Morrison)

“If I Ain’t Got You” (Roy Christian)

“Wanting Things” (Burt Bacharach)

“Knocking on Heaven’s Door) (Avril Lavigne)

“Satellite” (Harry Styles)


“Jesus on the Cross” (Oggie Benipayo)

“Simeon’s Canticle” (Hangad)

“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” (George Michael)

“In Dreams” (Jai Jagdeesh )

“Never My Love” (Barry Manilow)

“Grenade” (Boyce Avenue)

“Jesus on the Cross” (Prayer to Christ of the Abyss)

“Don’t Give Up on Me” (Andy Grammer)

“Alive” (Brian Justin)

“Just Say Yes” (Snow Patrol)

“I Want It That Way” (Grace George)


“Everglow” (Coldplay)

“Never Gonna Give You Up” Pianoforte (Rick Astley) 2020

“In Him Alone” (Bukas Palad)

“Rainbow” (Josh Rabenold)

“Make Me a Channel of Your Peace” (Malachi Cush)

“Unexpected Song” (Michael Crawford)

“Bless the Broken Road” (Matt Bloyd)

“One Day More” (Les Miz Cast)

“I’ll Be There for You” (Mateo Oxley)