What jumped out to me, as I was praying, was my responsibility to now act on that prayer. Pray for power, but don't stop there. Now, put on that power by donning the armor of God. Christ has fought for us, has won with his resurrection power, and now sits with everything under his feet, under His submission (chapter 1). But our experience of this in our lives is not a passive one. It is one of active fighting with the spiritual resources God has given, the armor of God. This is yet another already-not yet tension of life. Christ has already won and in authority over all powers. Yet in our daily lives, by the power of the Spirit we engage in spiritual warfare. The battle is real, it is dangerous, and the darts of Satan are fiery.
So to be strengthened by the Lord’s power today; pray and submit yourself to Him; then go out and put on the armor of God. And all the while…keep praying- “With every prayer and request, pray at all times in the Spirit, and stay alert in this, with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.” (Ephesians 6:18)