4 they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people.

Read 2 Corinthians 8:4 Using Other Translations

Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
begging us earnestly for the favor of taking part in the relief of the saints--
They begged us again and again for the privilege of sharing in the gift for the believers in Jerusalem.