After Peter and John had been released by the Sanhedrin, they went back to the rest of the Apostles and other fellow Christians to give a report on what had transpired. Acts 4:24-31 record that the early Church was a praying church.
In Acts 4:29 we read, And now Lord, take note of their threats, and grant Thy bond-servants may speak Thy Word with all confidence.” The early church not only believed in the power of prayer, they believed in answered prayer.
We must not only preach and teach about prayer but we must pray. Many of the great figures of the Old and New Testament were men and women of prayer. If we pray, believing that God hears and expecting that He answers in a way that will bring glory to His Name, we can have a victorious prayer life.
Remember, it is our Creator that we are talking to. If we can recapture the prayer life of the early church we can better stimulate church growth.