Before lighting a yahrzeit candle, take a moment to bring to mind the relative you are remembering. You might choose to read the following prayer:

O God, grant us the strength as we mourn the loss of ________.
We will always have cherished memories of him/her.
Bless our family with light and peace. May ______'s memory continue to serve as a blessing and an inspiration to all who knew and loved him/her.

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Zichrono/zichronah livrachah
His/her memory is a blessing.

For more information please see our article on Yahrzeit, Yizkor and Kaddish