I have felt the same way in the past, What I like to do is I pray using my prayer book in front of an Icon and burn a small candle, I also dont want to hear anything in the background so any TV's, computers (noise from the fan etc) I like to turn it all off and pray, it has been covered before but dont just read the words but try to understand it. I would recommend reading it during the day and get use to it and if you have any questions just ask.
I have a question. What does prayer mean to you ?
To me, prayer is something relaxing, something spiritual, when I feel no one else can hear me or care I say a prayer and honestly it makes me feel like there is nothing in this world I cannot do.
How many times a day should we pray ?
I pray in the morning when I wake up, I say a quick prayer before I am about to start my shift at work also before and after lunch and at the evening. I know this might sound weird to some (not to the people on this forum) but I a quick prayer when I come home from work or an outing. (not so much a prayer but a thanks for what I have)