At the beginning of the month, I started an experiment in prayer.
I have been keeping a list of things I've prayed for and the answers. So far there are 20 prayers on the list. Of those:
8--yes, including a job for friend of mine!!! (As well as asking God for a surprise and getting two rather unpleasant ones.)
1--no, at least as far as I can tell.
Some of the "yes" have been rather minor, the "no" was major and the "no answer" have been mixed--some very big and some quite small.
I promised myself I wouldn't draw any conclusions until the end of the month, so I'm not. But oh am I tempted to try!