Sometimes you need to use a fixed format prayer to get past the craziness in your head.
When it comes to praying, there are a number of ways you can approach it, and praying from the heart, or talking to God, is always preferable.
Sometimes however, especially when you've got a lot going on in your head, it's really difficult to get your focus into prayer and meditation.
This is pretty normal for most us. However, letting go of your prayers and regular habits actually makes you feel even worse, because now you have nothing positive going into your system that day, so it's a double whammy.
Also, on days where you are feeling bad or tumultuous emotions, you expend a lot of energy on the act of trying to repress and ignore those emotions, largely because they're too sensitive, vulnerable or painful for you to face.
The answer in this conundrum then, is to use a fixed prayer format instead of praying from the heart, as this then bypasses all the craziness that is going on in your head.
The second trick is to REALLY FEEL all those emotions you've been denying while you say the prayer.
The logic is this: God/energy/Source works through emotion, and emotion clouds our ability to coherently form words. So the shortcut through it is to offer the EMOTION directly to God/your guides/the Universe.
The Miracle Prayer
The Miracle Prayer - Ana B'Ko'ach
I've linked my favorite prayer - it's known as the Miracle Prayer and contains the 42-letter name of God. Each line offers a different power to help you through your turmoil, including the ability to persevere and overcome ego.
If you truly feel the emotions while praying this prayer, by the time you're finished you should feel noticeable internal relief.
An alternate prayer that you can use is the Pleiadian I Surrender invocation:
In fact, you can use any fixed prayer - what matters is that you REALLY FEEL ALL THOSE FEELINGS you've been denying while you pray.
It is the act of feeling the emotions, and attaching them to the prayer, that enables you to release them to God.
Attaching the emotion to the prayer is a way of showing God EXACTLY what you're praying for help with - even when you can't find the words to verbalize it to yourself.