I think this is a good question.
I’ve been a Catholic all my life, but I’ve recently for Lent been trying to pray more than just an Our Father or Hail, Mary at night time with my family like I’ve always done.
For my prayer I try to read the day’s mass readings (I have an app for my iPod Touch called iMissal that has the day’s readings, but I’m sure you can find them online as well), and then I try my best to understand the message of the readings.
After I do that I like to read some quotes from the Bible, and also think about the meaning of those.
Lastly, I pick a prayer to read that goes with what I’d like to pray for that day. I found out recently that there are tons of prayers for all sorts of intents! Sometimes I pray for the souls in Purgatory, other times I pray for things to overcome struggles in my daily life, or in the daily lives of others.
This is just one of billions of ways of praying, though, I think! Prayer is something that we do to stay connected to God while on Earth, so, like learning, there are different ways that work for different people.
Overall, as long as you are doing your best to improve yourself or help others daily, and maybe learn a little bit more about the Church/the Church’s teachings in the process, you’re definitely doing good!
Just stay calm and don’t worry about praying a certain right way! A rosary every night definitely sounds great.