This thread is soo blashphmies, i dont know of any religion thats states that humans have the power to pray to have the choice to where they go. Oh wait mormans....thats it OP must be morman.
When you think, "I want to move my arm," and then you do it, that is a mental thought having influence on physical reality. Mental stuff affects physical stuff all the time. It's not blasphemous. It's logical that thoughts have direct influence on physical reality and vice versa.
In the book, "The Intention Experiment," a professor hooked up a plant to a polygraph machine. He then had the intention (in the form of a thought) to burn one of the plants leaves. This caused the plant to register a spike on the polygraph. This experiment was repeated and tested...the difference was, the plant only registered a spike on the polygraph when the experimenter had true intention (as opposed to false intention -- thinking he was going to burn the plant's leaves but was not actually going to do so). In a similar experiment, a plant was again hooked up to a polygraph machine. This time, a machine was put in place that would, at a random time, release a tub of brine shrimp into a vat of boiling water. Despite the randomness of the release time, the plant registered a spike on the polygraph immediately prior to the machine releasing the brine shrimp. In other words, it appears as though somehow, the plant was "aware" that the machine was about to release the brine shrimp into a vat of boiling water.
Reality is stranger than fiction