one of my questions is how often do you have to pray?

well if you are also asking yourself that question, here is the answer... whenever you feel like.

for me, i usually pray in the morning when i wake up. i give thanks to the Lord for blessing me with another day. and at night for blessing me and protecting me from all evil. and to ask him to guide me and protect me from evil while i sleep.

also i pray whenever i feel like need. for example, when i want to thank him for all his blessings. or when he just got me out of a jam. or whenever i am in trouble and i need his guidence.

so it doenst matter how often you pray, you can pray as much as you want to. the important thing to remember is to have a relationship with God. pray to him as much as you want to.