Could I ask the people who ask for prayers through the forum, if they could and it seems clear to them that their prayers are answered to state this fact on a post on the forum to acknowledge this. There is a variety of reasons for doing so. For instance paying credit to where credit is due, to the good God. Giving proper thanks., not only to the Gracious God but to our brothers and sisters who have prayed . But perhaps most importantly to encourage the faith of our sisters and borthers in God Himself and in the POWER OF PRAYER ITSELF. It bears remebering that GOd answers our prayers in His own time and in His own way. If, for instance someone is ungoing tests for cancer and the results are negative it does not necessarily mean the cancer was nevr there; it may in fact well mean that the cancer which was formerly there at first examination has simply ceased to exist. You know it has often seemed to me that nothing must seem so very clearly like a slap in the face to God as ingratitude. Recall; if we did indeed happen to thank God for something He was not, in fact, accountable for, our thanks will never be wasted, for we have so very much to thank Him for.