Revelation 1:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead,and the ruler of the kings of the earth.
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6 and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.
God wants us to come to him in prayer. When we come to God in prayer, he welcomes us.