1 Samuel 1:10-11
And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed to the LORD, and wept sore.…
You know, when you have been walking out with your father or mother, if you come to a pretty meadow, you can leave their side, run about, pick flowers, and hardly care whether your father and mother are near you or not. But if you should run a thorn into your finger, or hurt yourself in any way, how eagerly would you run to tell them all your trouble, and to seek their help! Now God has just such children: when all is smooth and easy around them, they care not much for their Father's company; but let pain or trouble come, they are glad to run to him, and to pour out their hearts before him. If it had not been for Hannah's trouble, Hannah would never have known so much of prayer and praise.
Parallel VersesKJV: And she was in bitterness of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore.