Thoughts and feelings, both, must be focused when you pray. Otherwise God will meet your little trickle with another trickle of His own! He will dole His answers out to you in a teaspoon. Too often, prayer is more like the halfhearted mumbling of a beggar than the confident, loving demand of a friend.
Question from Ann: Hi, I have been meditating for years without being bothered by noises of any kind. That has changed. The last few years I can’t find quiet anywhere at any time. There is no relief from motors. Indoors, outdoors, I have been trying to not let it effect me but am failing. Thank you, Ann