Christ is not only reigning over the universe, but he is a sympathetic high priest who brings our prayers to the Father. Hebrews 4:14-16 says, “Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need" (ESV). As Christians, we have a direct communication line to the Father through Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.
How comforting is it for you to know that Christ is on the throne? No matter what you may be going through at this time our Lord is sovereign and ruling on an eternal throne. Not only is Christ ruling, but he is also a sympathetic high priest who has encountered temptation just as we do. This should be a great motivation to pray because we are praying to Christ who is both sovereign and gracious beyond our comprehension. What a great God we have seated on the throne!