Herod was the one with all the trappings of real executive power, the church had none. But the story of Peter’s release is one that sees the overturning of Herod’s power, as the state is unable to keep the church leader, Peter, in prison.
The church relying on the God of the Passover that answers his people’s prayers do the only thing they can. They pray. And whilst they do not seem to believe that the miracles of old will still happen, they do!
We often find ourselves in the same place. Feeling the lack of power, reliant on God and then amazed when He comes through for us.