Is meditation and prayer the same thing? Basically, religious people use prayer to establish a deeper connection with God. Meditation, on the other hand, does not involve a connection with a higher power. Rather, the goal is for you to form a connection with yourself.
Is meditation a form of prayer? Per the Oxford Dictionary of World Religions, “prayer” is “the relating of the self or soul to God in trust, penitence, praise, petition, and purpose, either individually or corporately” and “meditation” is “a form of mental prayer.”
What Bible says about meditation? The Bible mentions 23 occurrences of some translation of meditate: 19 of them appear in the Psalms, and of the 23, 20 refer specifically to meditating on the Lord in some way. We are told to meditate on his actions, law, or testimonies – all of which are found within his Word.
Can I pray while meditating? Select a prayer, verse, or word to meditate with.
If you’re just getting started with prayer, it might be helpful to choose a short prayer or even just one word to meditate with. On Hallow, we have a few short minute meditations for when you’re on the go, crunched for time, or it’s all you can do that day.