Warren did not answer directly when asked whether he would dedicate his prayer to Jesus. In a statement Tuesday to The Associated Press, Warren would say only that, "I'm a Christian pastor so I will pray the only kind of prayer I know how to pray."
What's sad is that MSNBC tries to emphasize that using the name of Christ is an "evangelical" thing.
"For a Christian, especially for an evangelical pastor, the Bible teaches us that we are to pray in the name of Jesus Christ. How can a minister pray any other way?" Franklin Graham said.
When the name of Christ is used to divide, then we are not holding true to His message and teachings. However, using the name of Christ in prayer is clearly imperative, not only for evangelicals but all Christian denominations including Orthodox!