Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. Ephesians 1:3

Recommended reading: Ephesians 1

Thomas Ken has been called “England’s first hymnist.” He was born in Little Berkhampstead on the fringe of London. When his parents died, he was raised by his half-sister and her husband, who enrolled him, Winchester College. He was later ordained in ministry and returned to Winchester as a chaplain. He wrote three hymns in 1674 to encourage the devotional habits of the boys. The hymns were song privately in their rooms. All three hymns ended with a common stanza, “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow.” He became a chaplain to England’s King Charles II. He then became a bishop. The Doxology was sung at his funeral.

My prayer for the week is two stanzas from his hymns:
Dear Lord: Awake, my soul, and with thy daily stage of duty run. Shake off dull sloth and joyful rise, to pay thy morning sacrifice. All praise to Thee, my God, this night, for all the blessings of the light! Keep me, O keep me, King of kings, beneath Thine own almighty wings. Amen