On the night before He was crucified, Jesus voiced a powerful high priestly prayer in the upper room with and for His disciples (John 17). Today, Jesus’s primary ministry in heaven is intercessory prayer. He prays for us, in us, and through us.
The Old Testament tabernacle points to Jesus’s sweet aroma of intercessory prayer. Inside the holy place was a small altar where the priest would burn incense that was holy unto the Lord (Exodus 30:1-10). A pleasing perfume would fill the small worship space and linger into the holy of holies.
Our prayers drift into the most holy place of God’s presence, and our heavenly Father keeps a record of them. That alone should motivate us to pray without ceasing.