Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.
But no one says, 'Where is God, my Creator, who gives songs in the night,
My God, I cry out during the day, but you do not answer, and during the night my prayers do not let up.
By day the Lord decrees his loyal love, and by night he gives me a song, a prayer to the living God.
I said, "During the night I will remember the song I once sang; I will think very carefully." I tried to make sense of what was happening.
I remember your name during the night, O Lord, and I will keep your law.
You will sing as you do in the evening when you are celebrating a festival. You will be happy like one who plays a flute as he goes to the mountain of the Lord, the Rock who shelters Israel.
Pray to me when you are in trouble! I will deliver you, and you will honor me!"
In my time of trouble I sought the Lord. I kept my hand raised in prayer throughout the night. I refused to be comforted.
When he calls out to me, I will answer him. I will be with him when he is in trouble; I will rescue him and bring him honor.
Then he said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, even to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake with me."
And in his anguish he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.]
During his earthly life Christ offered both requests and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to the one who was able to save him from death and he was heard because of his devotion.
Is anyone among you suffering? He should pray. Is anyone in good spirits? He should sing praises.
So they left the council rejoicing because they had been considered worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name.
Written by David, when he pretended to be insane before Abimelech, causing the king to send him away. I will praise the Lord at all times; my mouth will continually praise him.
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to them.
"Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you and insult you and reject you as evil on account of the Son of Man!
Not only this, but we also rejoice in sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance,
Rejoice in hope, endure in suffering, persist in prayer.
2 Corinthians 4:8
We are experiencing trouble on every side, but are not crushed; we are perplexed, but not driven to despair;
2 Corinthians 6:10
as sorrowful, but always rejoicing, as poor, but making many rich, as having nothing, and yet possessing everything.
But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service of your faith, I am glad and rejoice together with all of you.
Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I say, rejoice!
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and I fill up in my physical body -- for the sake of his body, the church -- what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ.
Let the peace of Christ be in control in your heart (for you were in fact called as one body to this peace), and be thankful.
1 Thessalonians 5:16
My brothers and sisters, consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials,
1 Peter 1:6
This brings you great joy, although you may have to suffer for a short time in various trials.
1 Peter 4:14
If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory, who is the Spirit of God, rests on you.
Many of the priests, the Levites, and the leaders -- older people who had seen with their own eyes the former temple while it was still established -- were weeping loudly, and many others raised their voice in a joyous shout.
Many are appalled when they see me, but you are my secure shelter.
Listen now, Joshua the high priest, both you and your colleagues who are sitting before you, all of you are a symbol that I am about to introduce my servant, the Branch.