to call him father

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Our Father who art in heaven…

Whom have I in heaven but you? And earth has nothing I desire besides you.

My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.  (Psalm 73:25, 26)

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“The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.

From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. 

God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us. 

‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ (Acts 17:24-28).

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The LORD has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all.

Praise the LORD, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding, who obey his word.

Praise the LORD, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will.

Praise the LORD, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the LORD, O my soul. (Psalm 103:19-22)

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when i whisper your name in the dark

i don’t call you

Almighty

Glorious One

Supreme Being

Lord of the universe

Sovereign of time

God of life

though those are certainly what you are

i don’t even say

Jehovah-jireh

El Shaddai

Adonai

even though you are those to me as well

i just say

Father

Daddy

Abba

and know

in the darkness

that I am loved

forever

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