“And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants, that with all boldness they may speak thy word,”
King James Version (KJV)
Ac 4:29,30 And now, Lord, . . . grant. Note their petition. They do not ask to be saved from pain, persecution, or death. There is nothing asked for themselves personally, but they ask (1) that they may have boldness, in the face of threats, to speak the word, and (2) that God would bear them witness by gifts of miraculous power. Their prayer is all for the work's sake.