There is a new concept in our church today called "Contemplative Prayer". http://www.lighthousetrailsresearch.com/index.html It appears to have its roots in Eastern Meditation practices. http://www.cuc.claremont.edu/interfth/Centering\centering_prayer.htm Contemplative Prayer and Centering prayer are one in the same. The whole idea is to empty your mind and repeat a mantra. No where in the Word of God does it encourage us to empty our minds for prayer but to fill it with the Word of God.