“The very act of praise releases the power of God into a set of circumstances and enables God to change them if that is His design. Very often it is our attitudes that hinder the solution of a problem…
… I have come to believe that the prayer of praise is the highest form of communion with God, and one that always releases a great deal of power into our lives. Praising Him is not something we do because we feel good; rather it is an act of obedience. Often the prayer of praise is done in sheer teeth-gritting willpower; yet when we persist in it, somehow the power of God is released into us and into the situation.”
Merlin Carothers, From Prison to Praise
In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
1 Thessalonians 5:18