The redemption through the blood restores man’s right to approach God. The believer not only comes to the father through the Son but pleads with the Father by the Son and by what the Son has wrought; all of which is embodied in our Lord’s declaration, “Whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son” (John 14:13).
The work of redemption lays the ground for peace of conscience that the believer enjoys in coming to the Father in prayer. Those who have been redeemed “by the precious blood of Christ” will find their safety in the care of Him who “knows His sheep” and who declares, “They shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of the hand” (John 10:28).
(Edited from Theology of Prayer, B. M. Palmer, 214–228)
My hope, blessed Jesus, is anchored in Thee;
Thy righteousness only now covereth me,
Thy blood, shed on Calvary, now is my plea;
My hope, my hope is in Thee.