True Christians pray to Jesus because they know He is God.
Well actually they do not know that he is not God and should be praying to the One true God that Jesus prayed to.
A true christian is Christ like, anointed of God not different from the anointing Jesus had of the Father. So did Adam, Abraham, Moses, 120, all of these were a type of Christ, Gods anointed. That is who Christ is one who is anointed of God and either you are of Christ and Gods anointed or you are not.
Either He is in you and you Iin Him are one as Jesus was one in Him in John 17 or you are of Christ and not like Him. Just ask nearly anyone who says they follow the way of Christ if they are sinners or not and in that you will get your answer. See 1 John 3:8-9. It tells clearly who one is of.
If one is not like the Father of it and say they follow the way of Christ dont have a clue who Christ is nor the one who does the anointing.
For if they say they are of Christ and yet the sinner then that makes the one they say they are of a sinner doesn't it?
And just as with Jesus no man knows God at all least He comes to you and opens up who He is and His heaven to you just as He did in these and especially Jesus in Matt 3:16.
Religious minds who has made a man a god ignore the fact that God had to come to that man Jesus Himself for Jesus to even know who God is. You can read it in Matt 3:16. But then most dont believe Matt 3:16 for they serve a different god from the One who did reveal Himself to Jesus.