If you conceive of two hoi polloi praying for a mutual acquaintance to recover from an illness, you may be able to conceive of one of them thinking, "God, please save my acquaintance from his atrocious illness that my online research states kills thousands of individuals between the ages of in the prime of their life every year; please don't let this atrocious disease kill my acquaintance like it does so many others..." However may you conceive of the other friend merely envisioning himself having fun with his acquaintance – feeling thankful that the acquaintance was cured?
Prayer is something individuals do to ask for, or give thanks for, a want or a sought after or favorable change. There are a lot of different ways to pray; but they all involve thinking of what you require.
Individuals utilizing the Law of Attraction are practicing the same principle; they're thinking of a want, or a sought after outcome, in the way they trust will give them the best chance of experiencing it.
There are a lot of different ways to view the process of turning our ideas into realities, or experiencing them in the tangible world; but they all involve thinking of what you wish.