Who are these "false gods"?
Some cultures and religions worship many gods. Are they wrong? Believers in monotheistic religions think so. What is the common denominator in all these religions? It is the belief in the power that is beyond the corporeal realm. The belief that there is power beyond this world and that it comes from the spirit world and the universe itself. The power of God. We are humans. When we are desperate we ask, we beg and we pray. When we are at the end of our rope we reach out, we hope for a miracle.
Be focused when you pray. Focus requires internal visualization. This clarifies the mind and calms our soul and allows us to pray meaningfully and not just mumble repetitive words. Focus gives us clarity. Many cultures in their quest for focus have adapted the need for objects, trinkets, mementos, images, emblems, past heroes, leaders and loved ones with charisma and have elevated them to symbols of power to communicate with the gods. Thereby making the prayers personal and meaningful. As each symbol enables focus to open the portal to the spirit world for miracles to be performed, the symbol became the perpetual symbol of a god. Rituals are performed in honor of this god to show gratitude and wish to have him bestow his favor and maybe kindness on his followers or believers. They look up to the symbol or "entity" for hope. Yet the monotheistic believers condemn these people as non-believers for not praying to or worshiping the one true God. But, God did not create us to worship him.
So what is the difference between praying to a one God or to many gods? What are we doing when we pray? We channel, we communicate. God does not answer our prayers by pouring the "ocean" into our "cup" of need. Instead our "cups" are filled from the vessels dipped from the "ocean" by his spiritual stewards. Asking for help from a guardian does not mean you dishonor God. You are actually honoring God when you ask for help. You acknowledged the existence of God through prayer.
Find a "friend" in the spirit world. Someone you are comfortable to relate with and he/she can help you channel and focus your prayers to GOD. Communicate with your loved ones who passed away. Don't pray for them, you can pray or talk to them and ask for their help.
The powerful beings in the spirit world are not all good. There are those who are the followers of satan. Prayers are not only for the good, prayers can come from the bad as well. Satan and his followers also listen to prayers.