"Father in Heaven...."
Seeking out God and calling on Him in prayer is the first step to making sure our prayers are heardWhen addressing God, call Him!
It is common courtesy to call the name of the person to whom we speak when we begin a conversation with that person. God is no different in this respect. We give Him the same respect that we afford each other. We should call on Heavenly Father in prayer by His title of Heavenly Father, Father or God.
As often as children call parents by name to get their attention, we should call Father in Heaven to focus on His attention.
God is our Father
"...go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God." Among other things Christ taught, he revealed implicitly that God the Father is the Father of all of humankind.
We may also call Him Lord or God.
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