As I mentioned earlier each gods represented different areas in Egyptian life. The Eye of Horus was believed to protect against injury for example. You may see these symbols in many ancient artifacts. The ankh may represented life and can be seen in vast amounts of jewelry, mirrors and just about every house hold item you can imagine in ancient Egypt. If something was wrong with a family member an Egyptian might pray while holding a representation of life and wellness. They might pray to specific gods or just the gods in general. Many Egyptians would pray from home but there were many temples throughout ancient Egypt. Most pharaohs incorporated godly symbols in there monuments. Like I said, the gods were a pretty popular group of people in their time.