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What is Contemplative Prayer and How to Do a Contemplative Prayer Practice

Contemplative Prayer as a Feather

Part 1 of this post will explain what is contemplative prayer. Part 2 will outline how to do a contemplative prayer practice.

What is Contemplative Prayer?

I describe contemplative prayer as the ultimate meditation. I also like to say that prayer is talking to God and meditation is listening to God. By definition, contemplative means:

  • As an adjective: expressing or involving prolonged thought.
  • As a noun: a person whose life is devoted primarily to prayer, especially in a monastery… Continue reading