Prayer For Yahrzeit Candle Hebrew
Help me, G-d, to make memory into
blessing. While accepting the
inevitability of death, and affirming the
possibility of an afterlife, help me be inspired by
the memory to live today and every day with
greater compassion, honesty, consecrating
purpose, and gratitude.
I give thanks for the years of life
___________ did enjoy, for the
companionship shared with him/her, for
his/her gifts of hand and heart and mind which
helped bring others happiness, for these and
more which will endure in the tenderness of
memory and as a hallowing influence.
G-d, I am to kindle the Yahrzeit light in
memory of ___________. I am
grateful for those who are alive this day and
those whose souls are bound up in the bond of
eternal life, those through whom my life has
been enriched. I pray that I may demonstrate
my gratefulness to them by acts of lovingkindness.
Behold I am lighting this lamp for the rest and uplifting of the soul of my father (or deceased), my teacher _______ the son of _______.
May it be Your will before you, Hashem our G-d and the G-d of our forefathers, that all my good deeds whether in thought, speech or action be done for a merit and a resting and an elevation of the souls of your nation Israel. It should be especially for the soul of my mother/father/ deceased _____. May it be Your will that their souls be bound in the bond of life.
May it be your will that the soul of (insert name) enjoy eternal life, along with the souls of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah, and the rest of the righteous that are in Gan Eden. Amen.
"I light this candle to bring peace to the soul of ________ (insert Jewish name) ben/bat (son of/daughter of) ________ (insert father's Jewish name)."
The human soul is a light from God. May it be your will that the soul of (insert name) enjoy eternal life, along with the souls of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, Sarah, Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah, and the rest of the righteous that are in Gan Eden. Amen.
Glorified and sanctified be God's great name throughout the world which He has created according to His will. May He establish His kingdom in your lifetime and during your days, and within the life of the entire House of Israel, speedily and soon; and say, Amen. May His great name be blessed forever and to all eternity. Blessed and praised, glorified and exalted, extolled and honored, adored and lauded be the name of the Holy One, blessed be He, beyond all the blessings and hymns, praises and consolations that are ever spoken in the world; and say, Amen. May there be abundant peace from heaven, and life, for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen. He who creates peace in His celestial heights, may He create peace for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen.