Comforted by our Almighty Father (1 Kings 8:22-53 (LD 46)

Christ commands us to pray, “Our Father who art in heaven.”  This is not something that initially seems comforting to us earth dwelling Christians.  If God is in heaven while we are here on earth how can His heavenly dwelling be a benefit to us?  However, Christ is teaching us to pray this prayer so this is something good.  So, what we are we missing?  What is the bigger picture that we so often fail to see as struggling humans?  How is our praying to our Father in Heaven far more comforting than we could imagine?