In Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey. As he does this, the people spread their cloaks or cut branches on the road. They shouted, “Praise God! God bless him who comes in the name of the Lord! Praise God!” Praising another helps us focus on their strengths and gives us a positive outlook. When we praise God, we feel blessed and humbled that someone so great could love us so much. Praise prayer brings us closer to God.