Puritans like John Bunyan, Thomas Watson, Richard Baxter and Isaac Watts knew their hearts, their Bibles and their God much better than we do. Many of them wrote down their prayers not to be published, but to assess their own spiritual growth and to encourage themselves in times of spiritual dryness. These prayers reveal a personal, humble and passionate relationship with an awesome God, a living Saviour and an active Spirit.
The songs on this Valley of Vision CD draw from these prayers at various levels and in various ways. Some use a few phrases from a specific prayer, others develop a particular idea, and a few try to capture the original flow of thought, using many of the original words.