When praying, keep your mind only on the word at hand. Try to say each word with complete concentration on that word alone.
Rabbi Mordechai of Lekhivitz used to say, "When reciting the prayer Adon Olam, do not even think of the word Olam when saying the word Adon."
(Maigdolai Hatorah Vechasidus, vol.2, p.92; Rabbi Pliskin's Gateway to Happiness, p.150)
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