From: Christian Stories of Wisdom
Two men in conversation were seated on the edge of a pubic fountain whose fine jet of water splashed them gently.
The first man said:
“When I need a favor, either for myself or others, I ask for it on my knees, behaving with the good Lord as I would with a merchant who seeks only to dispense his surplus knowledge. And I pray, ask, and beg.”
“Are your prayers always answered?” asked the other man, skeptical.
“Always. Either the favor is granted or I feel my will merge in such a manner with God’s will that, at that very moment, I wish for everything he wishes for.”