by Reb Aharon Rubin, from Eye to the Infinite, shared with permission.
Specific methods of prayer meditation.
& Praying with one idea: being before G-d
As one of the great Chassidic masters said, “With each word I pray, I have just one thought: ‘You, G-d’”.
Rather than being bogged down by intricacies and intellectual gymnastics, allow your heart to speak. Visualise yourself as standing before G-d. He listens to every word and thought, even to your emotions. He is Elokechoh – your G-d. Accessing this consciousness will enhance your Divine connection, enabling you to break behaviour patterns that might otherwise drag you away from your path.
The core of the heart is simplicity and truth, unconcerned with the past or future, the straightforwardness of a pure child. This is also the state of prayer: always in the moment and simple oblivion to everything but G-d.
The sages thus call prayer, “service of the heart”. Speaking the language of the heart, it combines the brain’s comprehension with the heart’s emotional sensitivity, reaching even higher than the intellect, to a place the heart ‘sees’ and feels. When thus attached to G-d, the heart transcends the mind’s limitations, automatically nullifying extraneous desires and thoughts.
 In a letter to his disciple, the Rambam writes that through prayer one can reach a place where past, present and future are one, a state akin to prophecy. (Rambam’s Responsa שו"ת הרמב"ם; see also Shulchon Oruch, ibid.)
 Sifri, Deut. 11:13.