Last Day of the Month Ritual

Last Day Of The Month:

House of Ra, House of Heru, House of Wesir

Items/Tools:
– shrine
– images of Ra, Heru, and Wesir, and the household gods.
– a small image of Ma’at
– two libation bowls (one for gods, one for ancestors)
– libations
– anointing oil
– incense and candles and matches

The Rite:
0) Approach the shrine and offer henu.

1) Anoint your brow with a dab of oil/perfume/water/etc and say:
I am pure, I am pure, I am pure, I am pure.
May I be bathed in the scent of the gods.

2) Light candles/shrine lamps and say:
Recieve the light, o gods, receive the light
Come to the shrine, o gods, and receive the light.

3) Light incense and say:
Sweet is the incense on the flame, o gods, sweet is the incense on the flame.
Come to the shrine, o gods, come to the shrine, sweet is the incense on the flame.

4) Offer henu, and recite a hymn:
Hail to you at the Western Horizon
Hail to you who sink into Bakhu,
Hail to you, Ra, who illuminates the Two Lands,
Hail to you, Heru, who defends Ma’at with His strength,
Hail to you, Wesir, who protects the Ancestors
Bring your light, and your warmth, Great Ones,
As this month comes to an end,
I offer my thanks to you for your blessings and protection.
May you watch over this house again until the next month is over.

5) Offer water.
It is pure, it is pure, it is pure, it is pure.

This libation is for you, O Ra,
May you be cooled, may you be cooled.
May you be cooled, may you be cooled.

This libation is for you, O Heru,
May you be cooled, may you be cooled.
May you be cooled, may you be cooled.

This libation is for you, O Wesir,
May you be cooled, may you be cooled.
May you be cooled, may you be cooled.

6) Offer incense.
The incense of the gods comes towards you.
The perfume of the gods comes towards you.
The perfume of the Eye of Heru comes towards you.
The perfume of Nekhbet, coming forth from Nekheb,
It adorns you, it washes over you.

7) Thank the household gods (Bes, Taweret, Bast, Yinepu) and make libations.

8) Pour a libation to the ancestors, and thank them for watching over the house.

9) Revert libations given to the gods.
May I drink in your wisdom, O Gods.
May this water sustain me as it sustains you.

10) Offer Ma’at.
Ma’at comes to you, O Ra,
Ma’at comes to you, O Heru,
Ma’at comes to you, O Wesir,
She is established everywhere you are,
She is established everywhere She desires to be.

11) Offer henu and close:
Hail to you, O Ra, I am purified,
Hail to you, O Heru, I am purified,
Hail to you, O Wesir, I am purified.
I have come before you as the month comes to an end
and I have made these rituals with you.
May you look favourably upon me,
and be at peace with me.

12) Extinguish candles, and remove the foot.