"Christians always pray in Jesus' name, because that's the only way we pray. That is to say, from a biblical perspective, to pray in Jesus' name is to pray in his authority seeking his agenda and purpose. That doesn't have anything to do with whether we say the words 'in Jesus' name' at the end of our prayer or not. In fact, when Jesus taught his disciples to pray, in what we call the Lord's prayer, he didn't teach us to pray saying 'in Jesus' name' or 'in my name' at the end of the prayer. That's a fine tradition for us, because it reminds us that we are in fact praying in Jesus name, but whether or not we say those words has nothing to do with whether we're actually praying in Jesus' name or not." (1)
- In (Matthew 18:2) Jesus speaks of being gathered “in My name”.
- In (Mark 9:37) He said to receive a child “in My name”.
- In (Mark 9:41) He speaks of giving a cup of cold water “in My name”.
- (John 1:12) says that we have the right to become children of God when we believe “in His name”.
- (John 20:31) says that by believing we “have life in His name”.