When we pray, it helps us lots in our hearts. We don't do good sometimes because our hearts are not right. We learn good while our prayer voice says "Do good."
"Shucks!" says somebody. "This is nonsense. It isn't practical."
When such thoughts break in, we might recall, a little ruefully, how much store we used to set by imagination as it tried to create reality out of bottles. Yes, we reveled in that sort of thinking, didn't we? And though sober nowadays, don't we often try to do much the same thing? Perhaps our trouble was not that we used our imagination. Perhaps the real trouble was our almost total inability to point imagination toward right objectives. There's nothing the matter with constructive imagination; all sound achievement rests upon it. After all, no man can build a house until he envisions a plan for it. Well, meditation is like that, too; it helps envision our spiritual objective before we try to move toward it.
Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 100
This much could be a fragment of what is called meditation, perhaps our very first attempt at a mood, a flier into the realm of spirit, if you like. It ought to be followed by a good look at where we stand now, and a further look at what might happen in our lives were we able to move closer to the ideal we have been trying to glimpse. Meditation is something which can always be further developed. It has no boundaries, either of width or height. Aided by such instruction and example as we can find, it is essentially an individual adventure, something which each of us works out in his own way. But its object is always the same: to improve our conscious contact with God, with His grace, wisdom, and love.
Twelve Steps & Twelve Traditions pg. 101
Great Mystery help us to pray. Help us to have good in our hearts.