You didn't know that did you? That there was a theological and practical connection between prayer and coincidence.
It's sort of like the athlete who seems to be in the right place at the right time to make the winning shot, snatch the winning rebound, intercept the opponent's pass, etc. And then in the next game the same athlete does the same things all over again. How? Luck? Skill? It looks easy when we watch them do it but is it simply a matter of being in the right place at the right time?
Athletes work toward perfection, which means they practice. Remember the practice-makes-perfect thing. The best atheletes work hard and are consistent in effort in order to be in the right place at the right time.
Ok, nuff said about athletes, especially since you've already figured out that I'm not simply coaching. Maybe my point is found in a simple statement from Mother Teresa statement, you know, the point about the connection between prayer and coincidence. See if her statement doesn't resonate with you: "When I pray, coincidences happen. When I stop, they don't." Any questions?