When we read sacred scripture, a part of us is trying to understand the words, which is normal. But Contemplative Prayer is when we read that passage, then go into the silence, focus on that place behind the heart and take in the reading. At this time we are going beyond meaning of words, we are nourishing the soul. Allow the words of that passage to speak to you.
It might not be words you hear. But this contemplation is feeding your soul. By feeding your soul with Pure Knowledge and Truth you automatically becoming whole again. Thus anchoring all of you and even you family the more you do it.