Meditation and Prayer: What's the Difference?
What is meditation? Meditation is the act of and belief in being still and quieting the mind in order to access your higher consciousness. Meditation is the belief that the source of divine knowledge, healing and protection comes from within and does not require another person of a higher stature to act as a go-between.
What is prayer? Prayer is act of and belief in a higher divine source (God, Goddess, Creator, Spirit, Source, as well as many other names, depending on the religion) that we give thanks to, give praise to, ask for guidance, ask for help, ask for forgiveness, ask to be healed, and ask for protection. In some religions, it is believed that a religious elder or person of higher stature must act as a go-between in order to reach God and speak on our behalf for help or to obtain forgiveness of sin.
Examples of Jesus Christ's (Yeshua) well-known prayers: