Romans 8 speaks of “the spirit of adoption by which we cry ‘Abba Father’ “. What is the spirit of adoption? It is a combination of faith that knows God to be Father, love that loves Him as Father, joy that relaxes in His love, and confidence that looks to Him for protection and supply. Martin Luther said that there is more eloquence in the words, ” Our Father” than in all the orations of educated men. Friend, do you have this spirit? Do you have the inner assurance that you are a child of God and therefore have all access to His promises and protection? If not, then it is time for you to seek Him, to look to Christ on the cross who gave His life so that you can be born into a family. . . a family of prayer. Calling God Father must rise from deep within our hearts. It is a gift of God’s Spirit.