We keep our connection with Allah by continually doing what He has asked of us.
Personal 'connection' is not required in this sense as He is closer to us than our jugular vein, wherever we turn we will find Him, and He is with those who are patient and persevere.
He has not asked us to do a physical namaz, pooja, prayer to or for Him and have we studied and then implemented His Guidance fully that we can then undertake an irrelevant and time wasting, man-made repetitive ritual?
As Allah had no interest in giving us a set of rituals to 'worship' Him, then why are we so interested in this except to please the crowd or our insecurities which study of the Qur'an would or should eliminate.
Dua and Salat are not prayer, namaz!