Praying for Jesus was closed this morning as primarily opinion-based. One of the voters stated in a comment:
There is no Scripture that I can find anywhere in any of the Bible translations in my Study program which includes both Catholic versions. So any comment regarding this would have to be someone's personal opinion even if it be the Pope.
However, this overlooks the fact that Catholicism allows for other sources of authoritative teaching than Scripture. As I stated in a comment,
It may be possible to find some mention of prayers of this sort in a Catechism, for example; or perhaps in a papal statement on prayer. Such mentions would not be "purely opinion" if they appear in documents which have any sort of teaching authority. I don't think this is primarily opinion-based.
The question as originally stated did appear to be looking from a "Truth"-based perspective (there was a statement which I subsequently edited out equating non-Catholic teaching with false teaching); but as it currently appears I don't think the question is looking for an opinion. There may be no authoritative Catholic teaching on the subject, but the absence of Scriptural references does not, in Catholicism questions, equate to the absence of authoritative teaching and the sole presence of mere opinion.
I believe this question should be re-opened (though a bit of editing might not hurt, and suggestions are welcomed); or if it is left closed, it should be left closed for some other reason than primarily opinion-based.