Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.Romans 12:12 (NIV)
Joy, patience and faith, all great qualities to possess. However for me, and I hope for you also, that being faithful in prayer is something I always try to be. Without faithful prayer, we can never attain true joy and hope for the future.
Be patient during times of trouble, joyful because you have hope of eternal life, and most importantly, be pray faithfully.