How many times a day should a Christian pray?


Is it required that a Christian pray once every day? The Bible tells us to never cease to pray, but how often are we required to pray?


The concept of not ceasing to pray refers to not give up on prayers. “Pray without ceasing” (I Thessalonians 5:17). Or as Paul told the Romans, "continuing steadfastly in prayer" (Romans 12:12).

How often we should pray is not said. We're told Daniel prayed three times one day (Daniel 6:10), but that doesn't mean it was a set amount. What you see most often is people praying as the need arises. I would think you could find things to talk with your Father in Heaven several times each day, even if all you have to mention is "thank you."