A Prayer
of Jesus
I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and
understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
The  Voice  of  Jesus
This is my Son, my Chosen; Listen to Him!

Christian False Doctrines #34

Heavenly Father, Father or Our Father who art in heaven?
False Teaching

Explanatory note:  One's form of addressing anyone, including God, reveals what one truly thinks about that person and one's respect for that person.  For example, if an employee addresses the boss as "Hey, Dude!," the boss is not likely to be pleased. So, the form of address is a  teaching that imparts information - in particular, the measure of respect for the one addresed.  When addressing God, it reveals one's measure of respect for Him.
 Catholic Cathecism: 2777 In the Roman liturgy, the Eucharistic assembly is invited to pray to our heavenly Father with filial boldness; the Eastern liturgies develop and use similar expressions:. . ..
New Testament in Modern English: Our Heavenly Father, may your name be honored; May your kingdom come, and your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day the bread we need, Forgive us what we owe to you, as we have also forgiven those who owe anything to us. Keep us clear of temptation, and save us from evil.

Orthodox Church in America:
“And grant that boldly and without condemnation we may dare to call upon You as God our Heavenly Father and to say, ‘Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy Name...’”

Exposing the Error

The expression "heavenly Father" occurs only in Matthew, where we find it five times uttered by the Lord in teaching his disciples.  For Matthew to have it coming from the mouth of Jesus is an egregious error.  
One example from Matthew reads: Mt.5:48 Therefore be complete as your heavenly father is complete.   But Luke has: Lk.6:36   Be becoming merciful, just as your father is merciful.
Following Matthew, Christians in general utilize the term, both in addressing God in prayer and in  teaching or conversation.  They have no thought of how heinous this practice is to the One they thus address.  This betrays their ignorance of God.  But then, how could they know Him when they do not know his Son, Jesus, since they put this expression as coming from his lips also, who says, no one comes to the father except through me. and,  If you have known me, you will also know my father.
Heavenly Father is hateful to God for one simple reason: it reveals what is a fact, that those that utter it do so to distinguish Him from their earthly father.
How ironic!  Those that seek His favor and to commune with Him in prayer begin by applying to Him an address that He hates!  Any response they receive must come from Satan, who likes to pose as God to those that pray indirectly to him and are his children.  

Declaring the Truth
Do not call [anyone] your father on the earth, for one
is your father
in the heavens.