What do you learn when you ask God for something and the answer is yes? 1 John 5:14 – 15 tells us that we have asked something that is according to His will. That is one of the reasons that it is important and instructive to keep track of your prayer requests and the answers. Looking over the answers tells you when your requests have been aligned with the will of God and when they have not. If we do not keep track, we will not learn.
As followers of Christ, one of the things that should drive us is to get to know His heart, His will. One simple thing we can do is to keep track of our conversations with Him. What we ask for and how He answers. You can learn much from that simple exercise. It is also something that will help our children as they began to see patterns in the answers.