Paul's Prayer For You
First, he blesses God for having blessed us in Christ; then he prays that God will open our eyes to grasp the fullness of this blessing.
By way of illustration, a bulldozer has the ability, capacity, and potential strength of rooting out trees. One may sense its inherent strength (ischus), but when its engine roars and it begins to move, its force of power (kratos) becomes active (energeia) as it demonstrates its ability to topple trees in its path. Thus, an intimate knowledge of God enables believers to experience the incredible greatness of God’s power available to them.
Just as it is possible, when hiking through mountainous areas, to devote so much attention to finding the right trail, observing the compass, studying the geology of the area, learning statistics about elevation and so on that we miss the beauty of the peak, so one can study this marvelous, exegetically intricate passage and miss the wonder of the person of Christ.