Dave Butts has written a chapter in the short book, My House Shall Be a House of PrayerThe name of the chapter is, Prayerless Leaders = Prayerless Church. Butts write that many church leaders do not lead in the area of prayer…

For many churches, one of the biggest roadblocks to increased prayer is the indifference of–or even opposition from–its leaders (elders, deacons, board members). Many leaders simply do not recognize the importance of prayer to the life of a church. 

(My House Shall Be a House of Prayercomplied and Edited by Jonathan L Graf and Lani C, Hinkle, 32)