The Bishop at my church made this statement on Sunday. He preached about Acts 16:16-40, when Paul and Silas praised God despite being brutally beaten and placed in the stocks of a jail cell. Life can snatch the hallelujah from your lips. Bitterness and rage easily takes over with a wrong mindset. Praise has a way of freeing the mind from toxic thoughts, allowing gratitude and peace to overflow. In Paul and Silas’ case, praise literally broke the chains off of everyone in the jail and influenced a man to get baptized. Strong praise creates miracles and changes lives. When I am overwhelmed with negative feelings I work hard to get my praise back. Cursing turns into thank you Jesus. Have you lost your praise? Get your praise back!