Two men prayed to God: One said only one word and was given a life of bounty in response. The other prayed for decades... but received only a drop. Of these two, I think the latter was much more fortunate. Because,one day, these two will approach God. To the first, He will ask: "I gave you a life-time of bounty; why just one word?" To the other He will say: "For only a drop, you pledged your life." If this life gives you suffering in answer for your prayers: perhaps He answers another prayer, to be asked by a future self.