Christ is the connecting link between God and man. He has promised His personal intercession. He places the whole virtue of His righteousness on the side of the suppliant. He pleads for man, and man, in need of divine help, pleads for himself in the presence of God, using the influence of the One who gave His life for the life of the world. As we acknowledge before God our appreciation of Christ’s merits, fragrance is given to our intercessions. As we approach God through the virtue of the Redeemer’s merits, Christ places us close by His side, encircling us with His human arm, while with His divine arm He grasps the throne of the Infinite. He puts His merits, as sweet incense, in the censer in our hands, in order to encourage our petitions. He promises to hear and answer our supplications. – {8T 178.2}

1 Timothy 2:5 – For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.

I can’t sleep tonight so I decided to read. This gem of a paragraph of very, very comforting. It illustrates how much Jesus wants to encourage our connection with God through prayer. Our imperfect prayers are strengthened and made whole through his ministry for us. Jesus greatly desires us to draw us close to the divine through prayer.