In my past, I sought to imitate, preach, and measure all things after the Puritans (especially John Owen, Richard Baxter, Thomas Watson, etc.).
So much of it in retrospect was just a form of sophisticated neo-Puritan Reformed theoreticalism.
But oh, how they knew God, walked with Him in a way that is utterly humbling, as reading these prayers will make obvious.
Lord, deliver us from notion and theory unto Your deep, deep reality in love. Mighty oceans of love, mercy and humbling grace!