“Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.”
– Mark 14:36
When you pray, don’t just pray to God on high on His throne (the King), but you pray to your Dad, your Father. I actually think it’s a great discipline that when you pray, you actually say Dad. Dad. This is what Jesus does. In fact, Jesus oftentimes uses the word “Abba.” Abba is like saying papa, moreover, it’s like saying daddy. It’s even more intimate than dad. It’s like what a little child would say to their dad. He says Abba. And I think that we should pray in that manner. That we pray to dad. Imagine the best dad ever: someone who is loving and kind, the dad you wish you had. Pray to Him and ask Him, and watch as He responds because there’s intimacy there. There’s intimacy with your Father. Your Dad.
Thank you, Dad, for your care and for your response. Thank you for our intimate relationship. Thank you for your love.
Try praying to your Dad today.