If prayer is speaking to God, then meditation is letting God speak to you. The answer may not be what you expect, but only by quieting our mind can we hear what God is really saying.

So turn off your TV, switch off your cell phone, find a quiet place and get comfortable. Light a candle, close your eyes and picture yourself on an empty beach. Focus on the waves, the water and the sand. Feel the warmth of the sun’s rays. As distractions arise, as thoughts bubble-up, simply put them out to sea. Lose yourself in the moment and allow God to enter your soul.

This is the most basic form of meditation, but with practice and discipline it has been known to yield profound results.