You know, this strikes me as being a very important teaching about prayer, actually:
It certainly flies in the face of the so-called "prosperity gospel", doesn't it?
It is quite useless knocking at the door of heaven for earthly comfort. It's not the sort of comfort they supply there.
-- C. S. Lewis
What would happen if part of our prayer was to ask for help in cultivating an awareness of and a receptivity for the kind of comfort they do supply in heaven?
I would think that it's well worth pondering.