I often found that though I meditate daily sometimes it becomes too much like a habit, something that I just do automatically and because of this my meditation seemed to lack purpose and I often found it frustrating sometimes.
I realised that probably the problem was that I didn't think too much about why I was doing meditation in the first place, and the reason that I was getting frustrated with the technique was because I had little faith in its effectiveness, so I devised the following little prayer to recite before I begin my meditation.
I practice in order to develop morality, concentration and wisdom,
I practice in order to abandon greed, hatred and delusion,
Though my senses may distract me, I have faith that this meditation will bring me beyond the hindrances if I pursue it with great effort,
May all beings be well, happy and free from suffering
I thought I would like to share it to see what you folks think.
Comments, additions and corrections welcome.
All the best
"For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring."