Praying for strength can involve personal struggles such as a compulsion to deal with worldly struggles outside one's control. Both can be overwhelming.
For those who have incurred loss from worldly violence, these words are likely to be inadequate. The learning comes from Him through prayer.
This booklet attempts to promote the humility it takes so that one may learn to listen to Him.
God is not just a religion or a belief system. God is alive. Praying for strength will not be found while depending only upon ourselves.
The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) was one of Christ's most wide ranging teachings. The lessens it teaches has a focus on preparing us for heaven.
When our continual focus is on the short-term events of earth, we risk overlooking the larger picture. There are varying facets in life that cause spiritual deafness. Sometimes praying for strength is praying for symptom relief rather than focusing on the heart of the matter. Spiritual strength is a by-product of growing in a relationship with God and less often a simple blessing.
These brief chapters contain few words, but cover concepts that need to be addressed before God. Different people will find different chapters relevant. As you consider re-reading a given chapter an blend it with some honest conversations with God.