“Last week I wrote about the difference between how Catholics understand meditation and contemplation, based on material found in the
Catholic Catechism. A reader left the following comment on that post:
We rest in God. But we do not empty our minds. We are always in communication with God. Prayer is focusing on God and we praise him for who He is, we intercede for others, and we put our requests to Him. We align our wills with His in prayer. Never do we make our minds a ‘spiritual vacuum’ for something else other than the Holy Spirit to fill it.” Read more.