Acts 12:5

5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him.

Read Acts 12:5 Using Other Translations

Peter therefore was kept in prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him.
So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church.
But while Peter was in prison, the church prayed very earnestly for him.

What does Acts 12:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Acts 12:5

Peter therefore was kept in prison
Till the feast of the passover was at an end:

but prayer was made without ceasing of the church unto God for him;
this was not done by them as a body together, but either by them in several bands at different places, or by some of the principal of the church at some one certain place, and where they might frequently change companies, and keep on a continual incessant prayer for days together; and whereas it is very likely it might be at the beginning of the passover, when Peter was taken up, and it was now at the close of it, when he was delivered, the church might be engaged by companies alternately, a whole week together, in prayer, on this occasion.

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