A Collect for Life in Dry Places

God of life and refreshment, who causes deserts to blossom with joy, bring water to the arid places in our lives, that we might find new life and rejoice as we watch new buds appear and find hope for growth and refreshment, through Jesus Christ our Lord, who shares your glory and majesty with the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. Amen. ‘The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad, the desert shall rejoice and blossom; like the crocus it shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the LORD, the majesty of our God.’ – Isaiah 35:1-2