Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.…
Rowland Hill well knew how to seize the best opportunity for reproving culpable habits in his hearers. One of them, who, to his great annoyance, avoided coming to chapel in time for the prayers, and arrived only just soon enough to hear the sermon, complained to him of partiality in a magistrate. He gave him one of his most searching looks, and said with an emphasis and manner peculiar to himself, "Then why do you not come to public worship in proper time to pray that God would 'grant all magistrates grace to execute justice and maintain truth'?"
Parallel VersesKJV: Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer, being the ninth hour.