Praise is the natural response of a life that knows God's love. If we are rooted and grounded in His love, the natural response should be to praise and thank the Lord. When Jesus came into town on what we call Palm Sunday, the leaders tried to get the people to hush up. They were shouting praises to King Jesus. But Jesus said that if the people were silent, the very rocks would cry out.
The purpose of this chapter is to encourage praise as part of our prayer life. It can be a powerful part of prayer. Psalm 100 says we should enter into his gates with thanksgiving and into his courts with praise.
We can practice praise and the Lord accepts our sacrifices of praise. Hopefully, the beautiful moment arrives when our praise is no longer practice, but comes from a heart full of thanksgiving and adoration.