Jesus is powerful. Even the wind and sea obey Him (Mark 4:41).
Jesus is gentle. He took children in His arms and blessed them (from Mark 10:16).
Jesus is God. The Word became flesh and dwelt among us (John 1:14).
He is able and willing to answer prayer. If you ask me anything in My name, I will do it (John 14:14).
Accused, she wanted justice. To be freed from blame. Declared not guilty. So she went to the judge. Continually. Repeatedly. He finally gave it.
Rightly accused, we need justice. To be freed from blame. Declared not guilty. So we pray to God, the Righteous Judge. He gives justice, speedily. All because of Jesus.
Read the whole story in Luke 18:1-11.
And He is still called Jesus.
He listens when speak his name.
Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved (Romans 10:13).
Our God says, “I am the Lord your God, and there is no other (Joel 2:27).”
We can pray to Him because of Jesus.
The Lord is powerful. He utters his voice before his army; and the heavens and the earth quake (Joel 2:11; 3:16).”
The Lord is also gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love (Joel 2:13).”
Our powerful and loving Lord wants us to pray. He says, “Return to me with all your heart (Joel 2:12).”
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end (Lamentations 3:22).
The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save (Zephaniah 3:17).
The Lord hears our prayers because He is merciful. He answers our prayers because He is mighty.
We enter the Most Holy Place to pray to a Holy God who is totally good and entirely without evil. Because of his holiness, God is above the weaknesses and imperfections of mortals and can accomplish the deliverance of his people.*
Who among the gods is like you, O Lord? Who is like you—majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders (Exodus 15:11)?
*Harris, Archer, Waltke, Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, p. 788.