"Christ Jesus, who died--more than that, who was raised to life--is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us." - Romans 8:34
What practically does this mean? I came across this quote not so long ago. Praise God for one who always lives to make intercession for us. What an encouragement to prayer!
Christ's prayer takes away the sins of our prayers. As a child that is willing to present his father with a posy, goes into the garden, and there gathers some flowers and some weeds together, but coming to his mother, she picks out the weeds and binds the flowers, and so it is presented to the father: thus when we have put up our prayers, Christ comes, and picks away the weeds, the sin of our prayer, and presents nothing but flowers to His Father, which are a sweet smelling savour. - Thomas Watson: All things for good, p23