In one scene the Hollywood preacher finished his prayer, "...and in Jesus' name we pray..."
I want to play with three possible interpretations of that phrase.
Least sophisticated interpretation
Dude! This is a prayer. Shut-up. Stop eating. Pay attention.
A second interpretation
OK, God, listen-up. The Bible says you gotta give this to me because Jesus promised:
And whatever you ask in my name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything of me in my name, I will do it. - John 14:13,14 NAB TranslationWhere I, personally, cough up a hairball with this interpretation is that it reduces Christianity to magic. I can ask for anything and then God MUST deliver because I uttered the proper magical incantation at the end of the request.
Aside: I believe in magic. God's laws of physics, chemistry and interpersonal relationships give us magic all of the time. I see magic in integrated circuits, photosynthesis, my loving family, my dogs, smokeless powder and so on.
A third interpretation
Jesus was not using the phrase "my name" in the same way that Americans use it in 2014.
He was using "my name" as a declaration of membership in a family with all of the responsibilities and privileges incumbent upon that membership.
One of the responsibilities of family is to know "rightful place". The child does not take the Patriarch's place at the table nor does the child short-stop the choicest bowls of food.
So requesting something "in Jesus's" name is an oath of loyalty. An oath of membership in the family who follows Christ's teachings.
And if God is anything like my earthly father, then a request for "more strawberry shortcake" is likely to be met with the insight, "There would be more strawberry shortcake if you had picked more strawberries."