Roanoke (Virginia) City Council has stirred up a religious hornet's nest of late by directing its prayers to Jesus. First, Councilman Sherman Lea, a minister of sorts, made his prayer to "the son" and now a city minister has prayed "in Jesus' name." The first prayer brought a letter of protest and the second got an opinion from the ACLU.
So now let's see what the Bible says about this: "And when ye pray, ye shall not be as the hypocrites, for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have received their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly." Matthew 6:5-6.
That's pretty clear to me: pray all you want, but keep your prayers to yourself.