People who pray do so to obtain something, but it is in fact in prayer itself that you should find joy, in the act of praying, knowing that the day your prayers will be answered you will no longer have the joy of asking. When wishes are fulfilled, there is suddenly something lacking, and we miss those wonderful days of the past when we waited for something marvellous, picturing it in our imagination.

This is why you must find all your joy in the bond your prayer creates between you and heaven, otherwise, once you have obtained what you have asked for, God only knows whether you will be truly satisfied. People who have understood the true meaning of prayer will always be happy, even if they have nothing, because no one can stop them from creating in the subtle world of thought extraordinary things which will always stay with them because they remain out of reach.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov