Yesterday, I took a long walk and ended up at the Shrine in this city. It's well known and many tourists come and visit it every year. It just happened that I had to pee, so I walked inside and after finding the toilets, I visited the huge Catholic shrine. I didn't go inside there in over 30 years.
It's a huge place. But what struck me the most was how quiet it was and I saw a few seated here and there just praying silently. There was no mass at that time, but just a few people that decided it was a nice place to pray.
Right away, I made a comparison with our Kingdom halls, and I thought to myself, "did I ever see a JW pray with his eyes closed before a meeting, or after a meeting, or even during a meeting. NO !!!!
You only pray when they tell you to pray, and all you do is say Amen to their prayer.
Imagine closing your eyes on a Sunday morning while the brother is giving his talk, and instead of listening to him attentively, you just decide to pray to God and take your time.....
No, a Kingdom hall is no place to pray or meditate.