An archetypal Christian prayer is this one, from the Garden of Gethsemane:
And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.
You were asking about "wrong view".
My personal opinion is that there are not bad sentiments in this prayer:
- "take away this cup from me" -- this cup is 'suffering'
- "nevertheless not what I will" -- this is cessation of attachment
Other parts of the prayer don't have an obvious Buddhist corollary, i.e.:
- Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee
Except that, for all I know (and, to be clear, I don't know), even "prayer" (perhaps not that particular prayer) might be found in some forms of Buddhism (for example, like this). There may be a split in Buddhism which I'm not qualified to explain. Searching for someone else's description, I find e.g. this:
Nowadays, Buddhism is little more than a thing of tradition in most parts of Asia, and "Mahayana" has degenerated into a system of worship and prayer to numerous Buddhas and Bodhisattvas that hope, fear and superstition have populated the cosmos with. Ignorant of the Buddha's Teachings about Karma and the importance of developing spiritual self-reliance, people weak-mindedly turn for help and salvation to celestial beings. They imagine Buddhas and Bodhisattvas as remote from them -- somewhere in the sky, perhaps -- similar to the deities of other religions. And so, they miss the whole point of the Buddha"s parting injunction: "Work out your own salvation with diligence". Enlightenment is an intimate inner experience, not something that comes to us from outside.
It is (I still don't know) possible that the above quote is doing an injustice to what "Buddhist prayer" is.
For another point of view, you should see for example: this answer.
If you're interested, you might want to ask another question: perhaps about "Buddhist prayer", instead of about "praying to God".
One more thing, you also wanted to ask about "attachment to ritual".
I don't know how to answer that from a Buddhist perspective. Though I may be off-topic, let me try to address "Christian ritual".
The Quakers are a Christian sect who believe a number of things, an important belief being the priesthood of all believers, i.e. that you don't need a priest who intervenes between you and God.
The founder, George Fox, travelled around preaching. Margaret Fell became his wife, and this quote is her description of the first time she heard him preach. If you read it, you will see that he believes that Christ was divinely inspired, was in communion with God.
So, Jesus' prayer in Gethsemane isn't to be imagined as an empty ritual, but as an authentic, real experience. It's a description of what Jesus did.
Looking around the net for other places where this quote appears, I stumbled upon this which includes the quote,
As Jesus said, "I and the Father are one."
That quote sounds to me similar to the "already-having-been-saved" which Methexis mentioned, which is using the "Perfect tense" mentioned at the start of this answer.
Her profile links to several Buddhist (and other) blogs, which is more than I can read at the moment.
I guess my point was that according to some people, prayer isn't just ritual.