I wouldn’t think that praying is good to them as that would put them on a pedestal. They are there to help us. Treat them like equals? instruct them. call them. praying is like making them to be higher beings then us. I kinda don’t like the word praying as it takes away our own responsibility. praying feels like your depending on them.
To be fair a prayer is not really all that different from calling, prayers are just a vocalized form of a sigil in my opinion. Both prayer and public sigils are open to other beings hijacking the phone line and showing up, both are capable of reaching out to the entity in question and calling them to you if they so choose to show up.
When praying just don’t treat it like how religious people pray to their God or Goddess, but more like a simple reach out because prayer can work the same way as a spell.
On one occasion in the last years I prayed to a Demon (don’t remember who, btw) as indeed an ancient god, I followed an impulse, my intuition. I asked for “something”, not getting it, but indeed especially with such a religious approach, treating a Spirit almost like a dispenser…