Praise and thanksgiving is a key element in prayer and has many examples in the Bible.
The Jealousy of God
The Return of the King
The entire Bible centers around the plot line of the 'return of the King' in fulfillment of the words spoken by the Lord to the serpent after the fall of mankind in Genesis 3:15.
Beauty for Ashes (Lent)
Lent is an opportunity for repentance, contrition, self-examination, and reflection. Its purpose is not simply to grieve the suffering of Christ, but also to weep for ourselves and our sin.