Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church.
Acts 12:5 (NKJV)
Christians today always want to participate in all activities of their church, but when it comes to the ministry of prayer and intercession, we find that they are not interested. They say they don't really have time. They find every reason in the world not to be available. No ministry can accomplish the will of God without praying members, intercessors, and Spirit-filled men and women who intercede day and night for the spiritual and material needs of that ministry. A praying church is what makes a church effective and powerful.
Jesus Christ invested His time in prayer, He sought answers from the Father in prayer. He performed miracles and made important decisions after hours spent in prayer. He made prayer a burden for himself. It was a necessity for Him. In this verse we see a church praying. The Bible does not say that the leaders prayed, but rather that the Church prayed earnestly to God.
Your prayer requests should not only be for healing the sick, casting out demons in the church, or for yourself when you want to get a good job, find the perfect man or woman, buy a nice house or a new car. They should more include or focus on the spiritual and material needs of your church. This is what glorifies the father in the son. Don’t think that praying is only the responsibility of our spiritual leaders, your prayer matters too.
May the grace and the peace of God be with you all.