God has become one who delights to see us coming, receives us, loves us and sits us at a banqueting table. God is always looking upon us with favor and smiling upon us…So it is in prayer…we remind ourselves of this and rush into his presence… we rush in with boldness and full confidence, have access to the throne room… You stand in grace, you do not slink into it, you do not creep into it, you do not shuffle into it, you do not crawl into it. You stand in it, fixed, firm, established, because of Christ. You own this great truth and act upon it in your prayer life… knowing he is a heavenly father who delights to see us, to receive us…and whose love for us is way beyond our imagination.
D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Romans: An Exposition of Chapter Five, Assurance