Hello, Brother. My name is Kathleen, (Shalee is my 2 year old) and your introduction and comments about the struggle to pray struck a chord in me. I too, have had the same problem. I can tell you how God has ministered to me through this site, and another: www.tscpulpitseries.org. This is a web site of a true man of God, David Wilkerson. He is the founding pastor of Times Square Church in NY. He sends out a free newsletter, (which you can sign up for at www.worldchallenge.org,) and he will send you this free newsletter to your home. He doesn't ask for money, (and I've been getting them for 3 years) and he's always right on the mark. He admits he's made mistakes, he's easy to relate to. He's suffered loss, as his granddaughter died of cancer, a Christian, at 11 years old. He has many newsletters about prayer, and how Satan will battle your mind with disjointed thoughts, and distractions. His audio sermons available on this site, as well as Carter Conlon, the resident Pastor at Bro. Wilkerson's church is equally anointed, and I do not use that word lightly.
I highly recommend these two men's sermons. You will be astonished, as was I at how God will move, and how the Holy Spirit will open your understanding. Also, if you have high speed internet, check out www.e-sword.net. This is a site that makes available free Bible Software, with numerous add-ons. (Bible Dictionaries, Commentaries, Maps, Books, (one of which is E.M. Bounds: Men of Prayer (6 volume) It is good. This software allows you to download up to 3 more Bible translations (beside the KJV that comes with it, with Strong's numbers in the text). You do not have to register or give any info, such as name or email.
God bless. And welcome. This site is awesome.