From Berean Research:
Lighthouse Trails has put together quotes by influential contemplatives. Some on the list may surprise you. For example, Rick Warren advocates contemplative prayer in his best-selling book Purpose Driven Life. Many of you will be surprised to learn who made this comment:
[I]f we are not still before Him [God], we will never truly know to the depths of the marrow of our bones that He is God. There’s got to be a stillness.
Following are a few of the quotes LHT has compiled over the years:
These revealing quotes are from well-known figures who have significantly influenced the religious landscape in today’s culture. Sadly, they have helped to mislead millions with their promotion of contemplative prayer (a mystical, panentheistic-rooted practice).
Shalem Prayer Institute “This mystical stream [contemplative prayer and other monastic traditions] is the Western bridge to Far Eastern spirituality.”—Tilden Edwards, Spiritual Friend, p. 18.