Yes, there is such a thing as proper way to pray. Here are the don’ts of praying:
1. Do not pray publicly
Hypocrites do this. They love to pray publicly so everyone can see them.
Instead, you must go to a quiet place where you can be alone and pray to God secretly. God knows your secrets and will reward you for praying wholeheartedly.
2. Do not use vain repetitions as people of other religions do.
Prayers are not answered through repetitions. God knows what you need even before you ask Him.
Instead, you must pray like this:
Our Father in heaven. May your name beyond it. May your Kingdom come soon. May your will be done here on Earth just as it is in heaven. Give us our food for today. And forgive us our sins just as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us. And do not lead us into temptation. But deliver us from the evil one.
By forgiving those who have sinned against you, God will forgive you. However, if you do not forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.