Reader: The third candle is gold to express love. As we light this candle, let us recall the words of St. John when he said that, "God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, come into our lives to bring joy and peace."
Verse: Now, three Advent candles burn to comfort aching hearts that yearn, beneath the sky or in a cell, that Christ will come with them to dwell.
Reading: The announcement to the Virgin Mary St. Luke 1:26-38
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help us to remember Your great Gift to all people at the season of Holy Nativity -- Your Blessed Son Jesus. May His love enter our hearts now and always and flow out from us to all. Amen.
Carol: O Come, All Ye Faithful