Thomas Ken was a bishop in the 17th century in England. Here is one of his prayers. He is famous for the hymn Praise God from whom all blessings flow.
An Evening Prayer
All praise to you, O God this night,
For all the blessings of the light.
Keep us we pray O King of kings,
Beneath your own almighty wings.
Forgive us Lord through Christ your Son,
Whatever wrong this day we’ve done.
Your peace give to the world O Lord,
That we might live in one accord.
Enlighten us, O blessed light,
And give us rest throughout this night.
O strengthen, us that for your sake,
We all may serve you when we wake.
Listen again to Nick Flynn’s new song “Fire and Flood”. Broadcast on 88.3 on “Songs of Hope” at 8:30 am on 20 May 2012. Click on “play” button to listen. Go to Nicks great web site and hear more of his songs songsofhope.com.au