Sometimes I have messages from far off family members or non family, asking if I "prayed today"..etc..

That is very rude, in my opinion. Does anyone else agree?

If someone is not your child, husband, wife...then you do not get to drill them about their religious duties..etc.

Even then.. someones consistency of doing religious duties is between them and God. Encouragement is good, but not drilling someone with questions or rules, especially if they are not your kid.