What does it mean to pray nine times a day?
Traditionally there has been in monasteries and various Christian Churches the practice of using “Canonical Hours.” In the Eastern Orthodox tradition there are eight times of prayer or hours. In the Western there are usually seven. The Western Church include: Matins (at dawn), Prime (6am), Terce (9am), Sext (Noon), Nones (3pm), Vespers (6pm) and Compline at 9(pm). The notion of the “canonical hours” was to discipline oneself to pray throughout the day. When you ask about praying nine times a day there are some who would include then also midnight and 3 am to complete the nine.