Lord, do not charge them with this sin.
We live in a day when Christianity is becoming increasingly unpopular with secular society. Strong stands for the truth of Scripture and the gospel message May soon become intolerable. That will result in the unjust treatment of Christians.
The prospect of such treatment ought to drive us to passages like 1 Peter 2:21–25 for reassurance. There we learn that like our Lord, we are to walk the path of suffering to attain the glory of reward and exaltation in the future. That realization surely prompted Stephen to fix his eyes on Jesus in glory and ask God to forgive his murderers (Acts 7:54–60). He entrusted Himself to God, knowing that He would vindicate him. If you do the same, God will also vindicate you.