Contemplative prayer is a mystical practice that is making inroads in all sorts of churches. Don’t be taken in by it. If you really contemplate on scripture and then pray to God, that’s great. But that isn’t what is meant by contemplative prayer. It involves repetition of phrases, in opposition to what Jesus taught (Matthew 6:7 “And when you pray, do not heap up empty phrases as the Gentiles do, for they think that they will be heard for their many words.”). It implies that there is formula you can use to “experience” God.
Prayer is the primary way you talk to God, not the primary way He talks to you. If you want to hear from God, read the Bible. If you want to audibly hear from God, then read the Bible out loud. If God communicates to you other ways then that is his prerogative, not his obligation.