Be specific in prayer, and be careful what you pray for, lest your prayer be answered.
Practical magic doesn't just happen. You can't look at a man and say, "Fall off your bicycle" and watch him fall (or can you?). You can't say to a coin, "Throw yourself five times heads," with any expectation of success (or can you?). But thinking a thing can make it so if the focus is sufficiently narrow.
Focussed anger kills over time; whereas focussed love empowers.
The people we love grow stronger.
The line between magic and prayer can blurr. How do you pray or wish something into being? It helps if you are one step removed from the situation, if you are not the prospective beneficiary yourself. Then putting shape and mental substance to the child idea creates the reality. The word "Abracadabra" means "I speak therefore it happens".