On this Christmas Eve, I find myself awed by the mercy of God and grateful for answered prayers. I start this thread not to become a devisive argument about religion, but as a way for us to share the blessings from what was definitely a hard year. Please share your blessings and answered prayers so we can rejoice with each other. Thanks be to God! My answered prayer? My dad was diagnosed with first lymphoma and then pancreatic cancer back in the spring. He went downhill fast and we all thought we would lose him in a matter of weeks. I am very, very close to my dad and it just about ripped me apart. After many, many sleepless prayer filled nights (and after a prayer chain that spread like wildfire), the diagnosis was revised. Dad had lymphoma, a very treatable form of lymphoma. After 6 months of chemo, he is officially in remission and is doing great. Thanks be to God for answers to wordless midnight prayers!