A traveler arrived in Frankfurt and realized that he had lost his wallet. He went to Rabbi Avraham Abish Lissa, the local rabbi, who reassured him “Don’t worry, your money will be found. But first, recite the morning prayers.”
While praying, the man suddenly remembered where he had left his wallet. When he happily informed the rabbi that the money was found, the rabbi replied, “Of course you found it! I told you to pray because prayer restores your composure, giving you the peace of mind to remember what you had forgotten.
~ Adapted from R’ Avrohom Chaim Feuer as quoted by Alan Morinis