When you pray for something in Christ's name, what does that mean? Christos means Love in Greek. Jesus became the Christ, he became Love, through his remembrance and recognition that he had never left Oneness with our Father. You can pray to Jesus, and that will always be effective, but if you pray in Christ's name, you are praying in, with, and to Love. When you pray in Christ's name, you are also praying to Jesus, because he is One with Christ (as are you). When you pray in Christ's name, you are reinforcing that which you are --- Love.