Calling God “Abba” is rooted in Jesus’ agony in the Garden of Gethsemane: “And he said. ‘Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Abba was an ordinary family word of Jesus’ day. It conveyed intimacy, tenderness, dependence, and complete lack of fear or anxiety. Modern English equivalents would be Daddy or Papa. And Jesus instructed His disciples to use this word in their prayers as well. We are empowered to speak to God just as a small child speaks to His father. Remember this in your prayers. Also, remember this with your earth father this up coming “Father’s Day”.. he is special to be in your life…let him know this.