Qur'anic Studies
Seek Help in Patience and Prayer
Wasta -'iinuu bis-Sabri-was-Salaah: wa 'innahaa
lakabii-ratun 'illaa 'alal-Khaashi-'iin,

Seek help in patience and prayer; and truly it is hard
except for the humble-minded.

Sura 2: 45

The principle is of universal application. In moments of
crisis one should be steadfast in prayer and patient and
Patience implies firmness of purpose, dogged
determination, strong will, steadfast pursuit and
self-control. By patience and prayer a person strengthens
his relationship with God. It has been said that:

'Patience and prayer are the two great powers' .

There is a warning in the same verse to the effect that it
is indeed hard, except to those who bring a lowly spirit.