I know it's not polite to cross my arms and tap my toes, waiting for God to respond to my prayers. No, that's not appropriate.
But, once in a while I have the great privilege of seeing and/or hearing something ring like a tiny bell inside me. Ding! I prayed about that!
This little bell ringing is a gift, right now, this moment, and I don't want to miss such a precious heads-up.