Prayer Tools: Our Father Our King
From my father zt”l: Every single Mitzvah we have is a gift that allows us to attach to God as our Father. Tefillin, Shabbat, Kosher. Each Mitzvah nurtures that relationship. Unfortunately, there are times when, and people who are unwilling to work at their relationship with their parents. They want only to receive, and do not understand that a child must actively work at nurturing a relationship with a parent. Therefore, God imposes the Mitzvot as King with one message; Nurture your relationship with your Father (From a conversation on July 22, 1972).