Contemplative prayer follows Christian meditation and is the highest form of prayer which aims to achieve a close spiritual union with God. Both Eastern and Western Christian teachings have emphasized the use of meditative prayers as an element in increasing one’s knowledge of Christ.
Prayer is communication with God. … Other religious traditions refer to this as meditation. But for Christ followers these are simply ways we connect with God through prayer. Thus, meditation for Christians is a contemplative form of prayer.
The Five Types of Prayer
- Knowing its importance in prayerful communication.
- Type 1 – Worship and Praise. This prayer acknowledges God for what He is. …
- Type 2 – Petition and Intercession. …
- Type 3 – Supplication. …
- Type 4 – Thanksgiving. …
- Type 5 – Spiritual Warfare.
What are the 7 steps of prayer?
- Step 1 – Abide in Christ the Vine.
- Step 2 – Pray in Faith.
- Step 3 – Stand on God’s Word.
- Step 4 – Pray in the Spirit.
- Step 5 – Persevere in Prayer.
- Step 6 – Use Different Types of Prayer.
- Step 7 – Flow in God’s Love.
In Christian meditation, you do still need to let go of any unrelated thoughts, but instead of emptying your mind, try to keep your whole attention focused on God. If you notice your mind starting to drift, re-read your Scripture, or turn your attention back to the object or thought you’re meditating on.