It’s easy to compartmentalize prayer into requests for help and what we need, or interceding for someone. But there is much more–the gift of being able to abide in God’s presence. For the Jewish audience in Hebrews, that was an unfamiliar concept, because the Holy of Holies had only been accessible to the High Priest once a year on the Day of Atonement. But Jesus changed that, opening up the veil to the throne of grace, to anyone who trusts in Him. He then invites His children to come in confidently and boldly. As we consistently abide in His presence, humbly overwhelmed by His glory and grateful for HIs mercy, He will shield and strengthen us.