Connecting to Divinity

I am reading “Power Grace and Freedom“…currently midway through it. I have also read “Seven spiritual laws of success” twice. I can see the connection of pure consciousness that the two books talk about. I could also relate the knowledge in the book “The Secret” with what you have talked about. My question – when I pray to Lord Hanuman and Lord Rama, what kind of bhaav or feeling must I harbour? I mean to know that whenever we say that we are praying then what are we referring to ? Any deity ? Any supernatural being who existed long, long ago ? How do I come one to one with the power of Lord Hanuman or any might warrior who existed in those times?