It is in prayer, in the act of praying, that you must find happiness, knowing that the day your prayers are answered, you will no longer have the happiness of asking.

When our wishes come true, there is nothing more to rejoice in, 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 happiness in the bond your prayer creates between you and heaven, otherwise, God only knows if you will be happy once you have obtained what you asked for.
People who understand the true meaning of prayer will always be happy, even if they have nothing, because no one can stop them from creating extraordinary things in the subtle world of thought, things that will always stay with them because they remain out of reach.

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov