They were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. They seized Peter and John, and because it was evening, they put them in jail until the next day. But many who heard the message believed, and the number of men grew to about five thousand. (Acts 4:2-4 NIV)
Prayer: LORD, talking about You can upset people–and they may direct their bad attitudes toward me if I am doing the talking. Help me not take it personally; it is to be expected. Give me courage to speak when the time is right and wisdom to know when to be quiet. Thank You for allowing me to participate in giving others an opportunity to believe. Thank You for sending someone to give me that opportunity. In Jesus’ name, Amen.