Without a prayer meeting, Peter may have remained in prison! (Acts 12:5-19).
Have you ever wondered why so many souls remain in prison these days? Even many born-again Christians remain imprisoned in some way. I am convinced that our forsaking of the corporate prayer meeting is one of the primary reasons. Yes, personal prayer is absolutely essential, but corporate prayer is what makes chains fall off!
Look at it this way: a Soldier must train individually, but he/she must apply that training corporately as a member of a unit in order to close with and destroy the enemy…this is how wars are won and territories reclaimed!!