Joyful: experiencing, causing, or showing joy, happy.
Hope: to expect with confidence.
Patient: Steadfast despite opposition, difficulty, or adversity.
Affliction: the cause of persistent pain or distress.
Faithful: firm in adherence to promises or in observance of duty: conscientious.
Prayer: an address (as a petition) to God or a god in word or thought.
I Think That We All Too Often Read Gods Word without Really Studying it in a Desire to Fully, Truly, Academically Understand It. We Say Prayers That We Don't Fully Know What We Are Asking For. We Lean on Scripture because We Have Been Taught to, but Do We Really Believe, For Ourselves, What It Has to Say?!
Can We Take Gods Answer to A Prayer Being, "No"? When We Ask for "Patience" Do We Know What We Are Asking For? I.E. Trials. How Else Does One Attain Patience? In A Life with Zero Valleys, No Trials, & Perfect People Always Saying Perfect Things? No!
I Say All This to Say We Are Entering A Season Filled with Beautiful Meaning, Traditions, Kind & Caring Words as Well as Actions. I Want to Challenge and Encourage You to Be Aware. Aware of What You're Saying. Aware of What You're Hearing. Aware of Those Around Us. Aware of What Silence is Sometimes Screaming.
Everyone of the Lords Words to Us Has Purpose & Meaning. In This Season of Worshiping & Celebrating His Birth, Lets Take Time to be Sure Ours Do To.
(Definitions from Webster's Online Dictionary)