You pray whether you like it or not. Dreaming is prayer. It alters your unconscious (and perhaps the collective unconscious) in such a way that you begin to seek out what you secretly desire without necessarily knowing, and when the universe responds to this, you call it a coincidence. You have a sense for it and yet you seldom admit how congruent the external world is with your inner one, how often your dreams manifest your reality. That's okay. It is important to keep god's secrets. These coincidences are for you, not anyone else. As soon as you admit to them you give them a sort of causality that diminishes their divine significance. What speaks to you speaks only to you. That's god's game and you shouldn't spoil it, lest the conversation stop altogether. If you tell other people what god says to you, they will disbelieve you precisely because god speaks to them too, but tells them something different. So it is a form of madness to think you know what is in god's mind, for god is in all minds and all minds are different. It is madder still to think that what god tells you is of some special significance to anyone other than you. You only corrupt yourself in this way. You only prevent your own actualization.
You should trust in what you see, what speaks to you, without any need for validation. And you should also trust in what others see, what speaks to them, without need for confirmation. Basically, you should trust in the inherent goodness of life and believe that whatever force drives it would not blindly lead you or anyone else to destroy it.
I once met a dude who told me he fell off a horse and broke his wrist because he was sinful and god was punishing him. He never told me what his sin was but if he had I would have thought him madder for it. This was a meaningful coincidence to him but an utterly stupid one to me. He should never have told me because there's no possible way I could ever have understood, so he spoiled his own game. In a way, he betrayed god by not keeping it a secret.
If you don't spoil the game you may find that by mere coincidence alone you come upon the understanding you thought you were seeking and by an unconscious force of attraction discover what is meaningful to you. If you make this process conscious, and actively seek out what you think you want but can never know for sure, you won't be able to tell the difference between a meaningful coincidence and a meaningless one because you are distorting the mechanism through which meaning is revealed.