I am interested in mental prayer. I seem to be noticing that when I pray privately vocally, my mind can move ahead of the words or I may feel the need to put the thoughts into words and I can’t always readily find the right words.
I understand that mental prayer involves more that saying vocal prayer in one’s mind. However, could normally vocal prayers be “said” mentally by thinking the concepts and petitions but not necessarily thinking the words. For example, in praying the Hail Mary mentally one would start by addressing Mary mentally and pondering that she is filled with God’s grace and so on.
Any thoughts about mental prayer welcomed.