I always thank God after I pray for a prayer request. And continue thanking iHim, until I receive, then of course after I receive, that's what faith is! I am actually praying for a particular house right now. It was so cute, because as me and my children walked by this house, I said.. ok kids, lets pray for the house, I thought they would say, Please Jesus give us this house.. but they said, Thank you Jesus for our new house! It was awesome, especially because they are 4 and 3 years old!