You get out of praise whatever you put into it!
(Jesus) Praise is very similar to prayer, in that you get out of it what you put into it. If you’re just going through the motions of praise and not really praising Me with your whole heart, or you’re just saying those things in vain repetition like many Catholics with their “Hail Marys,” then this is not real praise. If you want to truly praise Me, then you must put your all into it. You have to seek out things that you’re truly thankful for and mean them. You have to make the praise a part of you and praise with your whole heart if you want it to carry real meaning and power.
24. It’s a matter of stirring yourself up in spirit, for the lazy spirit just goes through the motions‚ does the repetitive thing and whatever comes to mind first, but you who are seeking to truly praise Me, who want to thank Me for everything, will be My fresh‚ alive bride and praise Me with your whole being, with everything within you, and truly mean it!
25. So when you praise Me, seek to stir yourself up. Seek to please Me through your praises, to adore Me and to show Me how much you love Me. You may not be eloquent‚ but if your heart is one of thankfulness, if you’re seeking to praise Me in spite of everything and for everything, then your praise will be powerful and it will draw down power from Me. (End of message from Jesus)