“We have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous (1 John 2:1). Our Lord Jesus is in heaven pleading our case, so that whenever Satan accuses us in our conscience or dares to lay a charge against us before the Father, Jesus Christ, God’s own Son and our flawless advocate, stands ready to defend us and plead His own blood for our sakes.
Think about that. Christ is our prayer partner in heaven. He intercedes for us before the throne (Rom. 8:34).
–Kevin DeYoung, The Good News We Almost Forgot (Chicago: Moody, 2010), 96.