Thoughts come together to produce the desired effect. They are constantly in motion and yet they float seemingly in the stillness that surrounds them. They draw one from the other and reach heights together that left by themselves they would never attempt to conquer. It is the nature of thought to arrange itself in prayer. What is prayer? It is the direct intention of thought. It is the desire for thought to be reunited with the source of thought Qudsha Brikh Hu. This reunification may only take place via the Shekhinta which is by definition those connections that thoughts make amongst themselves in regards to the holiness above.
Now this holiness above has a special significance because it is from here that all blessings are derived from.
Zohar Chayei Sara 143.
"It was taught in the Mishnah that four times an hour every day, Eden drips upon the garden. The result of these drops is a river which separates into four branches. Each day, 48 drops fall on the seventy trees in the garden, as it is written, "The trees of Hashem have their fill" (Tehilim 104:15). Rabbi Tanchum said, It is written, "He waters the hills from His upper chambers" (Ibid. 13). What is his upper chamber? It is Eden. And where is Eden? Rabbi Yehuda said, It is above Aravot (sweet firmament). Rabbi Yosi said that it is in Aravot, where are treasures of good life, blessing and peace, and the souls of the righteous, as was taught. This is the upper chamber, while the Garden of Eden is lower, and an earthly garden is in apposition and draws from it daily."
This Aravot, this heaven is the place of emanation that is aroused literally with our prayers that find their way via the paths of the Sephiros that lighted by the Shekhinta. The relationship of above and below is thereby established bringing about the unity of prayer and blessing.
These drops that fall may be likened to the awareness which is awakened by the insights of Torah since the contemplations that take place all have their root above. In this way the intention and its fruition come together and produce those drops of awakening that the prophets all observed and used for their own interpretations of the events of the day. It is similar to our own wanderings in that it is our inspirations which decided where and when we should be in terms of the holiness that is continuously radiating from above. B"H.