Where Creation is concerned all prayer is a response. We have not initiated a conversation with G-d, we have simply responded to a conversation G-d began with us long ago. "The Word was with G-d in the beginning and the Word was G-d Himself." When the Word came forth from within the mind of G-d He spoke a creative invitation to all. From the beginning the Father acted in holy perfection toward His creation in yet His creation was not a child to Him. The Word is begotten but creation was made. The Word is the conductor of conversation, the metaphorical sound-wave that holds the Universe together.
Without the Word conversation with G-d ceases to exist. In fact the Word—the only begotten Son of G-d—must acquire a home in me if I am to return the conversation to the Father as a son. For until the Word has residence in me I am created but I am not a child, I am a boarder in the house of G-d’s Universe but I am not a son.
In order to come to G-d we must first believe that He exists, at which point we call Him "G-d, Supreme Being" or some other generic term. But, only those to whom the Son reveals the Father will learn to call G-d "Abba—-Daddy." (Mattitiyahu/Matthew 11:27)
© 2013 Alastair Brown