חיים שאל ממך נתתה לו
Life he requested of You, You gave it to him. (Tehillim 21:5)
Hashem, You have given me life, but You keep the tachlis of why you sent my neshamah down into this world hidden from me! How can you expect me to fulfill my mission if you don't even tell me what that mission is? What will I be accountable for once I return my neshamah to You? What is my true potential that You want me to live up to?
Hashem, I am asking for life from You - but not the life of an animal who merely exists to fulfill its bodily desires. I am asking for a life in which each day I can work to fulfill the tachlis of why You put me here in this world.