“About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them.” Here Paul and Silas had been striped, beaten, and then they were placed in stocks deep within the prison. They were most likely in total darkness with backs bleeding knowing they did not deserve what they were going through! They could have chose to be angry with God, for they were serving Him and yet He allowed them to be treated this way. Yet, they chose not to become angry and bitter but to worship! For when one chooses not to center on themselves but on God’s purposes and glory, they entrust their fate to God and glorify His name. I suggest what Paul and Silas chose to do in that prison was a very powerful witness of the true transforming power of the gospel they proclaimed.