Prayer Skills: Framing My Day
Being obligated to pray at a certain time, no matter where I was, such as waiting for a flight to Los Angeles, helped me feel in control of time, and that my day, no matter how mundane, was boxed in by sanctity and God.
A person came to the corner where I was praying to pray next to me. It was clear that prayer was very important to this person and I derived great inspiration from praying with someone to whom it was so important to pray. I found that this was an important feeling to use when praying with a minyan.