There is a powerful, legal distinction between praying through Jesus and praying in the name of Jesus Some Christians pray, and at the end of the prayer they say, “through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Praying through “Jesus Christ” is not scripturally right; we have never been told to pray like this. Praying through Jesus Christ is to make Him a medium.
The Christian has come in the presence of God and is therefore not in need of a medium. Only the sinner requires a medium; therefore he is calling on Jesus to be saved. He is taken into the presence of God by the strength of God when he is saved through Jesus Christ and no longer requires a medium.
And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you(John 16:23).
There is a strong, legal difference between praying through Jesus and praying in Jesus ‘ name. To pray in Jesus ‘ name is to pray in Jesus ‘ stead. To ask for something in His name means that He is actually the one who asks for it, and the Father can not turn it down.
Jesus said, “And in that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give it to you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full”.(John 16:23-24)
So, the right way for us to pray is for the Father, in Jesus ‘ name; not even for Jesus Himself, because in Jesus ‘ name you can, not pray to Jesus. That would be meaningless spiritually.
There’re those who say, “When we pray to the Father, Jesus intercedes and begs the Father in our behalf”; no, He doesn’t. In John 16:26-27, He said, “At that day ye shall ask in my name: and I say not unto you, that I will pray for the Father for you: For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.” Notice that He said the Father Himself loves you and doesn’t need anybody to pray to Him for you. So, pray in the Name of Jesus and receive answers. Hallelujah!