Most of the Protestants I know spend their prayer time either asking petitions or reading Scripture but reading scripture in a much more theological way (if I am making myself understood?)
I have always been in the practice of spending a few minutes every day in “contemplative” or mental prayer or meditation.
What do I mean by this? I DON’T mean meditation in the buddhist sense, I mean more time contemplating Christ- normally through using the scripture or other spiritual books and entering the scenes in my mind, not necessarily with actual words. I don’t mean being “possessed” by the Holy Spirit or anything of the kind just a quiet dialogue in my heart, trying to see Our Lord with the eyes of my heart.
Just wondering if this is a practice common among Protestants as well- if so I’d be interested in seeing a book about it- I’m curious as to whether we actually understand the same thing by contemplative prayer.