There are references to rituals among the Heortlings, some of which take considerable time. The Sacred Time ceremonies for example.
I think you're right to the extent that a powerful individual can call on the power of their god(dess) instantly. However the majority, even of Heortlings, do not have that close a relationship with their god(dess) so need rituals to get them thinking the way the god(dess) does. Furthermore for really powerful magic in Glorantha you need the support of your community and a ritual gets everyone acting together.
Having said that I think the appearance of divine rituals will be very different from sorcerous ones and spiritualist rituals different again.
-- Donald Oddy
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