Pst. Dr. Samuel Ofori Turkson
Most believers know how to pray but can’t tell if it’s answered. They are more often concerned about prayers. We care more to pray, ignorantly. However if you pray well God answers likewise. Prayer is a 2 way communication.
Communication is not complete without a response Acts 12:5 - Peter was locked up, and the church prayed for his release yet when the prayer was answered they believed not. We have to be conscious of the answers to our prayer. With this understanding, check if your answers to your prayers have come, if no, keep praying.
You give thanks because you know your prayer has been received in heaven. Thanksgiving seals the prayer and makes its presentable.
The spirit bears witness with us that our prayers are answered. Rom 8:16 – The spirit bears witnes.