Colossians 1:11–being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience.
Many of us pray for God’s strength and power. Why do we pray for these? Often, we want to be able to overcome certain things or conquer other things. However here, Paul is writing a prayer for the strength and power of God for the purpose of endurance and patience. We don’t often consider patience a characteristic of strength, yet it takes great strength and discipline to be patient and endure through difficult times. How strong are we in Christ today? Are we strong enough to patiently endure whatever attacks may come our way today?
Father, I pray that You will give me Your strength today. I don’t need to fight or to attack everything. I just need to stand firm in You and Your truth. I praise You for all that You provide for me, including the strength to be patient.