Robert E. Webber

Meditation is . . . a fixed attention on the object of faith, Jesus Christ, which increases our awareness of him and his work for us. In turn, this awareness creates an identification with Christ, a love for him, and a desire to serve him. The early church adopted the practice of Judaism: prayer three times a day at the third, the sixth, and the ninth hour. . . . A regular habit of prayer throughout the day . . . is a means for continual spiritual nourishment.

-Robert Webber, Common Roots: The Original Call to an Ancient-Future Faith (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009), 266-267.