Q: I don’t know what I am supposed to be doing during prayer. How do I contemplate? What is the goal? What am I supposed to feel during prayer?
A: When praying, feel that you are standing before God – and pour out your heart to Him. Pay attention to the words of your prayers, as if you are counting diamonds. Do not think about how you are praying at length. This very thought is completely external – the opposite of your goal of heartfelt prayer.