And having an High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith.
In prayer, the soul approaches to the borders of an invisible world, and acts as a spirit holding intercourse with the Father of Spirits.
It drops for a time the remembrance of its earthly connections, to dwell among everlasting objects.
Prayer, by this means, both composes and purifies the heart; it gives the soul its proper elevation toward God, and has a happy effect to counterwork the dangerous impression made by the corruptions of the world around us. – Hugh Blair.
“Let us draw near.” It was a solemn time when on the great day of atonement the High Priest went into the most Holy Place, and stood in the presence of the Shekinah glory. That was the nearest to God any man then came.
But now the veil has been rent and we are all priests unto God, and may draw near to God. “Draw nigh to God and he will draw nigh to you.”
– Daily Meditations for Prayer.