Will you explain the verse "Seek help with patient perseverance and prayer" (al -Baqara, 2/153)?

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"O ye who believe! Seek help with patient perseverance and prayer; for Allah is with those who patiently persevere." (al-Baqara, 2/153)

Patience matures man spiritually, develops and strengthens him. Prayer is the highest form of expression of slavery to Allah, surrendering to Him and thanking Him for blessing, and it is an indication of an active and regular life. In the verse, we are advised to benefit from two basic elements that will make man strong both spiritually and externally in the face of difficulties.

It is not stated in the verse, in the face of what cases it is necessary to be patient. Therefore, it is within the scope of this order to show patience in all cases that necessitate perseverance like performing worship, avoiding harams, resisting against all kinds of hostile deeds and enduring misfortunes and pains.

Patience is the product of self-sacrifice, determination, strong perseverance and willpower shown by man for a purpose; therefore, patience is the attitude of man related to his own self.

Prayer is man’s turning toward Allah with his body, tongue and heart, in short, with his body and soul; in that case, prayer is the believer's attitude related to Allah. Thus, a person who strengthens his own self with patience and establishes a relationship with Allah through prayer completes the psychological conditions of success. (see Diyanet, Kur'an Yolu, the interpretation of verse 153 of the chapter of al-Baqara 153.)

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