Jesus gave his disciples the Lord's Prayer as both a pattern to be followed and a form to be used, argues Pink, to teach us “the manner and method of how to pray and the matters for which to pray.” Pink preferred to call it the “The Family Prayer” and, while warning against empty repetition, maintained that it was important for believers to use it regularly. “In the opinion of this writer, it ought to be reverently and feelingly recited once at every public service and used daily at family worship.” Learn about the significance of the Lord's Prayer and how it can revolutionize your prayer life today.
The widespread circulation of his writings after his death made him one of the most influential evangelical authors in the second half of the twentieth century.
—Iain H. Murrary
A. W. Pink (1886-1952) a native of Nottingham, England, whose life as a pastor and writer was spent in a variety of locations in the British Isles, the United States, and Australia. As a young man he turned away from the Christian faith of his parents and became an adherent of the theosophical cult; but then he experienced an evangelical conversion and crossed the Atlantic in 1910, at the age of 24, to become a student at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. After only six weeks, however, he left to take up a pastoral ministry. It was during the years that followed that he found his way to a strictly Calvinistic position in theology. He was soon wielding a quite prolific pen. As one whose life was devoted to the study and exposition of the Scriptures, he became the author of numerous books which the Banner of Truth Trust has been assiduously reprinting in recent times. No doubt his chief monument is the paper Studies in the Scriptures which he produced monthly and regularly for a period of thirty years from the beginning of 1922 until his death in 1952.