Visitation to Elizabeth Monday Evening

Monday Evening Visitation to Elizabeth
TUESDAY Ramsho (prayed Monday Evening)
INTRODUCTION
DOXOLOGY
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 for ever.
Amen.
OPENING PRAYER
Long-suffering Lord,
rich in grace and truth,
grant us this night the gifts of meekness, calm, mercy,
compassion, and spiritual understanding.
Lead us in joy to that dawn that does not pass away.
With grateful hearts,
we shall remain in your presence,
and offer humble praise to you, your Father and
your Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.
Amen.
GREETING
Peace be with the Church and her children.
PRAISE OF THE ANGELS
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 for ever.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever,
and peace on earth and good will to all.
PSALMODY
FIRST PRAYER
Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
Lord,
pour your love into our hearts,
and your goodness into our minds.
Preserve us from all evil,
so that your calm and peace may reign among us.
We shall give you glory,
now and for ever,
Amen.
PSALM OF THE DAY
RAMSHO
Antiphon:
Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all you lands.

Psalm 96
Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all you lands.

Sing to the Lord, bless his name;
announce his salvation, day after day.

Tell his glory among the nations;
among all peoples, his wondrous deeds.

For great is the Lord and highly to be praised;
awesome is he, beyond all gods.

For all gods of the nations are things of nought,
but the Lord made the heavens.

Splendor and majesty go before him;
praise and grandeur are in his sanctuary.

Give to the Lord, your families of nations,
give to the Lord glory and praise.

Give to the Lord the glory due his name!
Bring gifts, and enter his courts;

Worship the Lord in holy attire.
Tremble before him, all the earth;

Say among the nations: The Lord is king.

He has made the world firm, not to be moved;
he governs the peoples with equity.

Let the heavens be glad and the earth rejoice;
let the sea and what fills it resound;
let the plains be joyful and all that is in them!

Then shall all the trees of the forest exult
before the Lord, for he comes;
for he comes to rule the earth.

He shall rule the world with justice
and the peoples with his constancy.

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

Antiphon:
Sing to the Lord a new song;
sing to the Lord, all you lands.

SECOND PRAYER
Lord, have mercy on us and save us.
O Son,
condescending to become one of us,
you humbled yourself and came down to earth.
Stretch forth your merciful right hand upon us,
that it may protect us from the enemy,
now and for ever.
Amen.
EVENING PSALMS
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 aloud 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 for ever.
Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever. Amen.
Alleluia.

HOOSOYO
PROEMION
Praise, glory and honor to the One who hears our prayers and
forgives our transgressions
He is the ocean of mercy and source of compassion,
the God of goodness to whom is due glory and honor this night, and all the days of our lives,
now and for ever.
Amen.
SEDRO
Creator of the world and ruler of all beings,
you uphold everything by your power and guide all things
in your wisdom.
You have made evening and morning,
night and day.
Lord God,
during this evening grant our souls freedom from all evil thoughts, and our bodies rest from all harmful fatigue.
Accept our vigil and receive our worship,
that your calm may reign over us, and your peace govern
our hearts.
Thus, our minds will be freed from the darkness of sin.
Be for us the Sun of justice;
illumine us with your spiritual light, Lord,
that we may not sleep amid confusion and shame,
but be awakened to labor according to your commandments.
Do not turn your ever-watchful eye from us, but guard us in
your mercy.
Lord, do not let the wolf enter into your sheepfold to devour
the sheep marked with your seal,
but protect us with your merciful right hand,
and save us from the enemy.
Keep the snares of the devil far from us,
and drive away all evil spirits.
Let no obscure thoughts fill us,
but rather grant us, asleep or awake, to persevere in what
is pleasing to you,
and to store up deeds of goodness and light for the great
and awesome Day.
Then we shall be counted among those who inherit the
heavenly
and eternal joys,
in that place of light where neither darkness nor trouble
can penetrate,
and we shall glorify you, your Father and the Holy Spirit,
now and for ever.
Amen.
QOLO
Lord,
accept the incense (our prayers) of your servants, as you accepted the incense of Moses,
and receive our petitions, as you received the prayer of Eleazar and Phinehas.
As the incense of Aaron and Levite was pleasing to you,
so may this incense (our prayer), which your worshipers
have offered to you, be acceptable in your sight.
ETRO
Lord,
receive this incense (our prayer), in which we have offered to you, and render it pleasing to your Father.
Delight us with the fragrance of your glorious perfumes.
Thus we shall rejoice in you and give glory to you, your father and your living Spirit,
now and for ever.
Amen.
READINGS
MAZMOORO
Save your people and bless your inheritance; shepherd and guide them always.

Some trust in chariots and others in horses, but we trust in
the name of our Lord our God for ever.

I heard the voice of the Prophet Jeremiah say: “Happy the man
who from his earliest youth has shouldered the yoke of
the Lord.

Scripture Reading
A Reading from the Prophet Isaiah
Isaiah 24: 1-6, 10-16
Lo, the LORD empties the land and lays it waste; he turns it upside down, scattering its inhabitants: Layman and priest alike, servant and master, The maid as her mistress, the buyer as the seller, The lender as the borrower, the creditor as the debtor. The earth is utterly laid waste, utterly stripped, for the LORD has decreed this thing.

The earth mourns and fades, the world languishes and fades; both heaven and earth languish. The earth is polluted because of its inhabitants, who have transgressed laws, violated statutes, broken the ancient covenant.
Therefore a curse devours the earth, and its inhabitants pay for their guilt; Therefore they who dwell on earth turn pale, and few men are left.
Broken down is the city of chaos, shut against entry, every house. In the streets they cry out for lack of wine; all joy has disappeared and cheer has left the land. In the city nothing remains but ruin; its gates are battered and desolate. Thus it is within the land, and among the peoples, As with an olive tree after it is beaten, as with a gleaning when the vintage is done. These lift up their voice in acclaim; from the sea they proclaim the majesty of the LORD: “For this, in the coastlands, give glory to the LORD! In the coastlands of the sea, to the name of the LORD, the God of Israel!” From the end of the earth we hear songs: “Splendor to the Just One!” But I said,
“I am wasted, wasted away. Woe is me! The traitors betray: with treachery have the traitors betrayed!

SUPPLICATION
O Lord of night and Master of all time, hear our supplications and have mercy on us.
You have reconciled heaven and earth, grant peace to your
Church, and keep her children in the light of the cross.
Behold the night which spreads and covers the earth with
darkness. At night time may our prayer be a pure incense
pleasing to your majesty.
The sun has set, darkness envelops the earth. Lord, illumine the eyes of our hearts with the light. Glory be to you, O Lord.
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 the prayers of your Mother, the prophets, apostles
and martyrs, watch over the living, and in your mercy,
forgive those who have died.
HOOTOMO
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.
LORD’S PRAYER
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 for ever.
Amen.
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 for ever.
Amen.
EXAMINATION OF CONSCIENCE
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.
God,
Father in heaven,
by your living and holy name,
keep us from evil an lead us not into temptation;
for we call upon you, O Lord, our God, our constant hope,
glory to you for ever.
O Lord, our Lord,
may our humble worship be pleasing to you;
may our prayers come before you and our actions give
you honor.
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 for ever.
Amen.
DISMISSAL
Peace be with you.
And also with you.
O God,
through the prayers of your Mother and the saints who have
believed in you;
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
Christ’s 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 for ever.
Amen.
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.