To look first at the Collect, we ask, "Draw near to your servants, O Lord,
and answer their prayers with unceasing kindness, that, for those who glory in you as their Creator
and guide, you may restore what you have created and keep safe what you have restored...."
The first reading is from Isaiah 55: 1-3 "Thus says the Lord, All you who are thirsty, come to the water!
....Come to me heedfully, listen, that you may have life. I will renew with you the everlasting covenant."