Prayers are only answered from a distance;
there is a great expanse that separates
between the supernal heights of Shomayim,
and the lowliness of our earthbound plight.
By the time the angelic messenger
passes through the strata of rakia,
the communication has become veiled,
in language that is beyond our understanding.
The malach who was dispatched from Above,
ascends again with empty hands and a heavy heart;
his only contentment is found in the accomplishment
of the task entrusted to him alone to enact.
Regardless of the recipient’s lack of awareness,
G-d’s word will not have been sent in vain;
rather, its purpose will have been accomplished,
without the cognizance of the beneficiary.