Praising God through Prayer
Open a prayer of praise by addressing God. In the Bible, Jesus gives Christians a model prayer that you can use no matter what you’re praying about. His prayer begins by addressing God directly. Although God will know you’re talking to Him even if you don’t specifically say it, opening the prayer this way can help get you in the right mindset as you pray.
For instance, you might start with, “Heavenly Father,” “Dear God,” or simply, “Lord.”
Honor God for His goodness and power. One of the simplest things you can praise God for is simply for the fact that He is good and that He is the ruler of the world. In Psalm 96:4, the Bible says, “For great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; he is to be feared above all gods.” This verse doesn’t mean that you have to be afraid of God—it means that He is greater than any other gods, or anything that men might worship as a god. 
In your prayer, you might say, “Lord, it is amazing that you are so powerful that you created the heavens and the earth, yet you still care about someone as small as me!”
Tell God the specific things He’s done that you’re thankful for. If you’re grateful for God’s blessings in your life, use your prayer of praise to let him know! Think about the things in your life that are meaningful, or thank Him for a turn of good fortune you had recently, like being promoted at work or making a new friend.
For example, you could say, “I’m constantly amazed at the way You work in my life and the way I feel Your presence as I serve others. Thank you for the opportunities You have given me to make a living doing what I love!”
Praise God even if you’re currently going through hard times. You don’t have to be surrounded by blessings to praise God. Even at your lowest times, you can still praise Him for giving you life, for instance, or for sending Jesus to die for your sins, then raising him from the dead. This type of praise can help remind you of God’s greatness, which can give you strength when you’re feeling low.
You could say, for instance, “Lord, even though I’m in a season of loss, You continue to guide me. Thank you for giving me breath each day, and help me continue to look ahead to a brighter time.”
2 Chronicles 20:21 describes a time when the Israelites were facing certain death in a battle against a much larger army. However, as they marched, they kept praising God by saying, “Give thanks to the Lord, for his steadfast love endures forever.” The story continues that God blessed them with victory because of their faith, and there’s no reason He can’t do the same when you’re facing struggles in your life.
Ask God to continue blessing your life. As you conclude your prayer, you might want to include a request to God that He will continue to show you His presence and love. This will show Him that you’re grateful for what you have, and that you attribute your blessings to Him. 
This could be as simple as saying, “Lord, continue to bless me each day according to Your wisdom.”
When you’re finished, close the prayer by saying something like, “In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
Finding Other Ways to Praise God
Clapping your hands can be a form of praise, as well, especially during a worship song.
If you’re a writer, you could pen a poem that praises God.
If God blessed you with the gift of acting, consider writing or participating in a dramatic skit that praises Him.
You can connect with people of other religions because, as human beings, we have many things in common.