4th Week after Holy Cross

Wednesday Ramsho

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, as we begin and until we conclude.
May mercy and compassion be poured forth upon us
in this world and the next.
O Lord, our God, to you be glory forever.

Lord God,
grant that we may never cease to long for the heavenly kingdom you have promised us,
and to aspire to the real treasures you have prepared for us.
Through your grace may we obtain these things,
and, with your elect, we shall give thanks to you who are all-good, now and forever.

Peace be with the Church and her children.

Glory to God in the highest,
and peace on earth and good will to all.

Praise the Lord all you nations,
glorify him all you peoples!

For steadfast is his mercy toward us,
and the truth of the Lord endures forever.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, now and forever,
and peace on earth and good will to all.

Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
God of goodness,
you have promised your heavenly treasures to those who are
Grant us the rewards you assured the laborers of the eleventh hour,
who sincerely believe in you and acknowledge you.
Count us among those invited to your spiritual banquet,
and grant us a place at your right hand.
Then, clothed in resplendent apparel,
we shall joyfully go out to meet you with deeds of love,
and receive from you the happiness you promised to those who
do good.
We shall praise and glorify you,
now and forever.
O Most High, when I begin to fear,
in you will I trust.

Have pity on me, O God, for men trample upon me;
all the day they press their attack against me.

My adversaries trample upon me all the day;
yes, many fight against me.

O Most High, when I begin to fear,
in you will I trust.

In God, in whose promise I glory,
in God I trust without fear;
what can flesh do against me?

All the day they molest me in my efforts;
their every thought is of evil against me.

They gather together in hiding,
they watch my steps.

As they have waited for my life,
because of their wickedness keep them in view;
in your wrath bring down the peoples, O God.

My wanderings you have counted;
my tears are stored in your flask;
are they not recorded in your book?

Then do my enemies turn back,
when I call upon you;
now I know that God is with me.

In God, in whose promise I glory,
in God I trust without fear; what can flesh do against me?

I am bound, O God, by vows to you;
your thank offerings I will fulfill.

For you have rescued me from death,
my feet, too, from stumbling:
that I may walk before God in the light of the living.

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit,
now and forever. Amen.

O Most High, when I begin to fear,
in you will I trust.

Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
O Joy of the blessed,
you have given your people the ten commandments,
and in your gospel have promised happiness
to those who do your will.
Grant us the blessedness which your love has promised
to the holy ones who keep your commandments.
Reveal to us the joy and beauty of your treasures.
Then we shall direct our steps on the straight path
that leads to happiness,
and hasten on the way that leads to eternal joy.
We shall give thanks and praise to you,
giver of all gifts and fullness of the blessed,
now and forever. Amen.

Psalm 141:1-4
O Lord, to you I call; hasten to me;
harken to my voice when I call upon you.

Let my prayer come like incense before you;
the lifting up of my hands, like the evening sacrifice.

O Lord, set a watch before my mouth,
a guard at the door of my lips.

Let not my heart incline to the evil
of engaging in deeds of wickedness

With men who are evildoers;
and let me not partake of their dainties.

Psalm 142
With a loud voice I cry out to the Lord;
with a loud voice I beseech the Lord.

My complaint I pour out before him;
before him I lay bare my distress.

When my spirit is faint within me,
you know my path.

In the way along which I walk
they have hid a trap for me.

I look to the right to see,
but there is no one who pays me heed.

I have lost all means of escape;
there is no one who cares for my life.

I cry out to you, O Lord:
I say, “You are my refuge, my portion in the land
of the living.”

Attend to my cry,
for I am brought low indeed.

Rescue me from my persecutors,
for they are too strong for me.

Lead me forth from prison,
that I may give thanks to your name.

The just shall gather around me
when you have been good to me.

Psalm 119:105-112
A lamp to my feet is your word,
a light to my path.

I resolve and swear
to keep your just ordinances.

I am very much afflicted;
O Lord, give me life according to your word.

Accept, O Lord, the free homage of my mouth,
and teach me your decrees.

Though constantly I take my life in my hands,
yet I forget not your law.

The wicked have laid a snare for me,
but from your precepts I have not strayed.

Your decrees are my inheritance forever;
the joy of my heart they are.

I intend in my heart to fulfill you statutes
always to the letter.

Psalm 117
Praise the Lord, all you nations;
glorify him, all you peoples!

For steadfast is his mercy toward us,
and the truth of the Lord endures forever.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son
and to the Holy Spirit,
now and forever. Amen.

Praise, glory and honor, O God, for the marvel of your grandeur, the wonder of your majesty,
the upbuilding of your Church,
the forgiveness of the sins of your people,
the loving memory of your Mother,
and all who have been pleasing to you:
the prophets, apostles, martyrs and confessors;
the just, the priests, saints and contemplatives;
the hermits, consecrated religious and ascetics;
our departed and all who have died in the faith.
Glory to you, God of goodness, this evening,
and all the days of our lives,
now and forever.
reigning in the highest heaven,
we who lie in the dust give you praise.
All our being glorifies your mercy toward us.
You came and walked upon the earth and traced for us a path
that leads to heaven.
Lord, we adore your right hand that opened the gates of heaven after we had been driven from the garden of Eden.
Since we are powerless to praise you, be glorified
by the choirs of holy angels with whom we join our voices.
We offer you the praise of your holy Mother who gave you
birth and held you in her arms as you hold the earth.
We offer you the praise of the apostles, who suffered;
the prophets, persecuted by a stubborn people;
the martyrs who, in the time of trial, witnessed in their tortured bodies to their faith in you.
We, poor sinners, filled with repentance, lift our eyes to you, that your merciful goodness may have pity on us on the day of your glorious manifestation,

and show us compassion on the day of judgment, when no being
will appear holy in your presence.
Lord, in your mercy remember all those who have died,
marked with the sign of baptism,
nourished by your body and redeeming blood, pledges of eternal life.
With them, may we give you glory and thanksgiving,
now and forever.
O God, filled with love for your people,
you accepted the incense of Aaron and turned away
the scourge from your chosen nation.
May our incense (prayer) be received in your mercy,
according to the will of your majesty,
for the forgiveness of our sins,
in remembrance of your Mother
and of the departed who believed in you.
Lord God,
accept this incense (prayer) which we offer to you
in union with all our ancestors who, from the beginning,
have lived lives pleasing to you.
May our offering be received by you for the forgiveness of sins and faults,
and in memory of the faithful departed.
Be pleasing to receive it as a fragrant symbol of your love
within us,
and of our gratitude, praise, and adoration,
now and forever.
Blessed be Christ!
It is he who opens the door to the contrite of heart;
they received their wages from their judge, and became
companions of the saints in heaven.

The prophets came at the third hour,
the apostles at the sixth,
the martyrs at the ninth,
and the evildoer appears at the eleventh;
yet he becomes a companion of the saints in heaven.
Repent and do penance, sinners, while there is still time.
On the day of judgment, you will enter with the just into
the paradise of light.
A Reading from the Book of Sirach
Sirach 14: 1-16
Happy the man whose mouth brings him no grief, who is not stung by remorse for sin.
Happy the man whose conscience does not reproach him, who has not lost hope. Wealth ill becomes the mean man; and to the miser, of what use is gold? What he denies himself he collects for others, and in his possessions a stranger will revel. To whom will he be generous who is stingy with himself and does not enjoy what is his own? None is more stingy than he who is stingy with himself; he punishes his own miserliness. If ever he is generous, it is by mistake; and in the end he displays his greed. In the miser’s opinion his share is too small; he refuses his neighbor and brings ruin on himself. The miser’s eye is rapacious for bread, but on his own table he sets it stale. My son, use freely whatever you have and enjoy it as best you can; Remember that death does not tarry, nor have you been told the grave’s appointed time. Before you die, be good to your friend, and give him a share in what you possess. Deprive not yourself of present good things, let no choice portion escape you. Will you not leave your riches to others,
and your earnings to be divided by lot? Give, take, and treat yourself well, for in the nether world there are no joys to seek.

O Lord of night, and Master of all time,
hear our supplication and have mercy on us.
You reconciled heaven and earth, grant peace to your Church
and keep her children in the light of the cross.
The night teaches us a precious lesson, if only the world knew how to pay attention. If you look at the day, you understand that the world passes, for it comes to an end and
whatever light it possessed vanishes.
Praise to you, because the splendor of your work endures beyond all understanding. To you be glory for your works, your
marvels, and your judgement.
The Virgin Mary, your Mother, and the apostles, prophets and
martyrs intercede for us; O God, through their prayers,
strengthen the weak, comfort the sick, grant pardon to the
deceased, and forgive the faults of us poor sinners.
Exalt, O Lord, the memory of your Mother and your saints;
through their prayers grant pardon to us and our deceased.
Through the prayers of your Mother, the prophets, apostles
and martyrs, watch over the living, and in your mercy, forgive those who have died.

Let us confess, adore, and praise the holy and glorious Trinity: Father, Son + and Holy Spirit. Amen.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy
Holy are you, O God;
Holy are you, O Strong One;
Holy are you, O Immortal One;
have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us.
Lord, forgive us and have mercy on us.
Lord, hear us and have mercy on us.
Lord, accept our worship and our prayers.
Lord, come to our assistance
and have mercy on us.
Our Father, who are in heaven;
hallowed be your name;
your kingdom come;
your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses
as we forgive those who trespass against us;
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil,
For the kingdom, the power and the glory are yours,
now and forever.
O Lord, the night and the day are yours;
you uphold the light and the sun.
Through your power you direct the sequence of the seasons.
O Lord,
you have brought the day to its close and called forth the night; Be for us that great Day that never ends.
In the evening let your light shine in our hearts,
and in the darkness of the night
enlighten us with the knowledge of your truth.
And so, through all the days of our lives,

we shall praise you, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
To you be glory and may your mercy rest upon us,
now and forever.
Let us thank God for all the graces he has bestowed on us
this day which has passed in calm and peace.
Let us recall our failings against the commandments of
God and the Church in thought, word, deed and omission
We ask for God’s pardon as we pray:
“Forgive us, Jesus!”
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Lord, have mercy.
Glory be to you, O Lord.
Glory be to you, O Lord.
Glory be to you, O Lord.
Father in heaven,
by your living and holy name,
keep us from evil and lead us not into temptation;
for we call upon you, O Lord,
our God, our constant hope, glory to you forever.
O Lord, our Lord,
may our humble worship be pleasing to you;
may our prayers come before you and our actions give you
Let you mercy, kindness, help, graces and divine love
be poured abundantly upon us poor sinners,
both in heaven and on the earth
which you have created in your goodness.
O Lord, our God, to you be glory forever.
Peace be with you.
And also with you.

O God,
through the prayers of your Mother and the saints who have
believed in you;
through the prayers of the prophets, apostles, martyrs and confessors; through the prayers of the just, the priests, the holy fathers, pastors and teachers of the truth faith;
and through the prayers of N., Pope of Rome, N., our Patriarch, and N., our Bishop,
forgive your people and have mercy on your flock.
May God bless, forgive, sanctify, purify, and keep each of the faithful united with us in this spiritual office.
May mercy and compassion be upon us and all the faithful who
dwell here.
May peaceful rest be granted to those who have died in the faith.
May the faithful who live here experience the protection of his victorious cross.
May we and all his servants, who adore him with bowed heads,
receive the mercy of the holy and glorious Trinity:
Father, Son, + Holy Spirit,
to whom be glory now and forever.
May God forgive your sins,
pardon your failings,
and deliver you from the power of the enemy.
May he grant you the remission of your offenses.
Go in peace, and pray to Christ for me.