Forgive me if this is a repeat post, but I am struggling very much to find solace and comfort in prayer and solitude. I feel like I can pray when I am with people but I fear that this is because I am trying to impress them with my passion and sincerity in prayer. Yet, when I am alone, my mind wanders in a million different directions and I realize I am saying things without meaning them. I just can't turn my thoughts off to focus on God. It feels like a disease when I can't stop thinking long enough to pray sincerely. How do I stop thinking? Or how can I learn to pray again?