Q: What is a proper prayer for the anniversary of the death of my friend?
Q: In a few weeks there will be a first anniversary of the death of my friend. What is a proper prayer for this occasion?
A: You may read the following Psalms:
Chapter 33: “Sing in joy, righteous ones, about G-d. For the upright, praise is fitting…”
Chapter 16: “A song of David: Protect me, G-d, for I have sought refuge with you…”
Chapter 91: “He who sits in the refuge of the Most High shall live in the shadow of the Almighty…”
This can be followed by the prayer, “El malei rachamim – G-d, who is full of mercy…” which appears in the Siddur.