Is an empty prayer better than no prayer? Is this statement correct? The answer is yes it is.
Sometimes it feels like when we pray we are just going through the motions. We are not connected at all spiritually to the prayer or to Allah. It feels we are not spiritually growing through our prayers.
When that happens to us we feel what is the point in praying? This is Shaytan who is encouraging us to cut off our connection with Allah. However, as long as we have that connection we will find our way back to Allah.