23 On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. 24When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God:
“Sovereign Lord,” they said, “you made the heaven and the earth
and the sea, and everything in them.
25 You spoke by the Holy Spirit
through the mouth of your servant, our father David:
” ‘Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
26 The kings of the earth take their stand
and the rulers gather together
against the Lord
and against his Anointed One.
27 Indeed Herod and Pontius Pilate met together
with the Gentiles and the people[e] of Israel
in this city to conspire against your holy servant Jesus,
whom you anointed.
28 They did what your power and will
had decided beforehand should happen.
29 Now, Lord, consider their threats
and enable your servants to speak
your word with great boldness.
30 Stretch out your hand to heal
and perform miraculous signs and wonders
through the name of your holy servant Jesus.”
31After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.