Prayer versus meditation.
It's a wide debate.
Is the prayer speaking to the divine while meditation is seeking an experience with the divine? That's how the Meditation Society of America defines the difference.
Is prayer participation, while meditation is anticipation?
Everyone comes to this debate from a different place - depending on his or her spiritual background, whether you are pagan or Orthodox Christian.
Some people feel they can pray, but they can't still their mind enough to meditate.
Some people meditate more often than they pray.
Patheos tackled this grand debate in February - from a pagan perspective.
And what of the concept of centering prayer? Some say that's a cross between prayer and meditation.
What has been your experience with the differences between prayer and meditation from your spiritual background?