The American Church Dictionary and Cycopedia
An act of the devout life by which the soul seeks closer intercourse with God. It has been well said that "Meditation is the correlative of Prayer. In Prayer we speak to God. In Meditation God speaks to us. We bow our heads to listen; therefore Meditation should be on our knees. It is the attitude of a humble and teachable frame of mind, and our acknowledgment of the Divine Presence."
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Miller, William James. Entry for 'Meditation'. The American Church Dictionary and Cyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/acd/m/meditation.html. 1901.