I encourage Latter-day Saints to pray to their Heavenly Mother.
I do not believe a loving father would punish his children for communicating with their mother.
Any father who tries to limit or restrain communication between children and their mother is a cruel, controlling parent. I do not believe this is the type of Father the Mormon faith encourages worshipping (or becoming). Further, I do not believe a father so tyrannical and abusive in this way is worthy of human worship.
Any prohibitions that bar children from reaching to their Mother for guidance and love are products of darkened human minds. They are not the inspiration of Spirit’s light.
Borrowing from the LDS children’s song:
“Pray: She is there.
Speak: She is listening.
You are Her child.
Her love now surrounds you.
She hears your prayers.
She loves Her children.
Of such is the kingdom–the kingdom of heaven.”
Heavenly Mother, are you really there?