Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds.
Because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because having stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.