The faith walk mandates that you control the thoughts you allow take shape in your mind. Every thought must be brought into captivity to the obedience of Christ i.e to reflect in your imagination the image of the revealed word for that situation fulfilled.
When this has matured in you into an involuntary action, then can the second phase kick in which is to revenge all outward disobedience and making the outside world conform to that image.
The second phase is to render inoperative the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now works in people making them disobedient to the nudging of God. This is revenging all disobedience when your obedience is complete.
2 Corinthians 10:4-6
4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds;)
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6 And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.
In prayer, you release the Spirit into the atmosphere who influences people making them fall in line with the will of God concerning you. Without prayer, the outward circumstances which will be created by people will not fall in line with your thoughts.
This is how we have coincidences where the lines fall unto you in pleasant places. You seem to meet with people who help and assist you in fulfilling your objectives. Looking back, you see how easy you could have missed out had you not decided to go to a certain place.