After being told to shut up, Peter and the rest of the disciples prayed together for the boldness to continue speaking the good news of Christ's resurrection:
29Now, Lord, consider their threats and enable your servants to speak your word with great boldness. 30Stretch 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.
Incredible. What we're finding as we read through these chapters in Acts is that God is doing some very remarkable things to establish his church. While what we are reading seems to indicate that these things aren't the norm, I can't help but wonder what God could do if we as a group sought to proclaim his name boldly and asked him to help us do it.