Many people pray and don't meditate or vice versa. One day in a yoga class, we approached the question, "What is the difference between meditation and prayer?" I figured they were complimentary if not the same until a friend summed it up by saying, "Praying is talking to God. Meditating is listening to God." Wow!
As I thought about her summary more, I saw that when I prayed, I asked God for many things. I directed my conversation to God asking for other and my own health, for courage, leadership, boldness, and the L.A.W.S of self-love.
When I meditate, I've noticed, a stronger presence of the inner voice within (also the voice of God within you). That voice began to appear and guide me throughout my day, not just during meditation. Meditation helped me tune into that voice like a radio station to help me experience many benefits. Meditation grows my compassion and love among other things, telling me my meditation is working.
I hope you engage in the beautiful worlds of prayer and meditation to grow your spiritual being today because you can!