Heidelberg Catechism ‚ÄĒ Lord's Day 46
120. Q. Why has Christ command us to address God
thus: Our Father?
A. To awaken in us, at the very beginning of our
prayer, that childlike reverence and trust toward God
which should be the ground of our prayer; namely,
that God has become our Father through Christ, and
will much less deny us what we ask of Him in faith
than our parents will refuse us earthly things.
121. Q. Why is there added, Who art in heaven?
A. That we may have no earthly thought of the
heavenly majesty of God, and may expect from His
almighty power all things necessary for body and