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That's not how praying works. It's a ritual thing. You have to be clean - clean clothes, purified yourself (Wudhu), etc. Be clean inside and out. You have to do that five times a day, which is mandatory. If you want the bonus rounds, you can pray all the extra prayers to get sweet brownie points to level up after you die.
With that all being said, I am still deeply troubled by what will happen to me after I die. Referring back to what I have been taught when I was young - the punishment is worse for those who were taught better and went astray.
It is a fun game. I was told to fold my trousers up a bit before prayers a couple of times. It is a good way to measure how far along a person is along the scale.