Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.
True praise is unconditional. It's not an attempt to manipulate God into producing the precise results we hope for. Instead, it helps us accept our situation as it is, whether or not He changes it.
Praise can flip the switch that, so to speak, turns on that mighty, glorious presence and tunes us in to His sufficiency. Any form of sincere, believing prayer directs God's power into our lives and situations.