Contemplative prayer is an ancient spiritual discipline. It is a meditative practice where one focuses on specific scriptures and breathing. The purpose is to clear one's mind of outside concerns so that the voice of God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit can be more easily heard.
There is nothing mystical or magical about contemplative prayers. They can merely be a tool that is utilized to help us quieten our soul and help us ground ourselves in the Word of God.
Each of these guided prayers are based on specific scriptures. Beside the spiritual benefit, they can physically help us lower stress, anxiety, and restlessness.