While Jesus was standing in front of the entrance of Lazarus tomb,he said:

“Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.”

Then,he called out Lazarus to rise up from the dead:

“The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen, and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.””

“Thank you” preceded “Come out”.

Instead of presenting a long prayer request and then probably offer some ‘thank you’ after the answers have come,one can simply thank God in advance for the answered prayers even before they are answered!

To be continued…