Meditation allows our answers to flow to us.
However, the answer will not be forthcoming unless the question has first been asked.
The purpose of Meditation is to receive the answers.
The purpose of Prayer is to ask the question.
Our Soul cannot give us the answer unless we first ask the question.
Whatever question we ask will always be answered. Even though the answer may not be what we want to hear.
When we listen with our ego (our conscious and sub-conscious sense of Self), we will seldom hear the answer to our prayers.
When we ask a question from the perspective of our Soul, we already know the answer.
Prayer without meditation is like talking and not listening.
Meditation without prayer will receive the answers to the wrong questions.