What do you gain from praying to God?

Rumi was once asked:

What do you “gain” from praying to God regularly?

He replied: Usually “I don’t earn anything”, but rather “I lose certain things”.

And he quoted everything he lost praying to Allah Almighty regularly:

1 – I lost my pride

2 – I lost my arrogance

3 – I lost my anger

4 – I lost stress

5 – I lost greed

6 – I lost the pleasure of lying

7 – I lost the taste of sin

8 – I lost the impatience

9 – I lost despair and discouragement

Sometimes we pray, not to gain something,

but to lose things that don’t allow us to grow personally and spiritually.