Prayer, supplication, intention, incantation, law of attraction – these all work as a result of flow (of belief) from the user. The user is the instrument and results are in equal proportion to the belief.
The common thread is this; they pray in a state of belief and thanksgiving. As Jesus said “it is your belief that has healed you.” Mark 10:52
As a result of my studies, I am convinced that all the various methods of mystical teachings, the mental sciences, the law of attraction, and the usual orthodox faith teachings work. They work in equal measure, but only to the extent that their followers believe. Be it prayer, supplication, intention or attraction, the results arrive as a direct cause of the person’s belief, usually.
I say usually, because there are examples of many people who achieved greatness or success in life or in spirit, without any supplication or belief of the power they are wielding. But it is still the power of their vibrational belief in that they are confident they will achieve. It is expected without doubt that they will and should have it and so they do. Sometimes ignorant expectation and entitlement brings great things. Perhaps it shouldn’t, but it does.