We fold our hands to pray out of respect and honor to God. There are those times when I am in a circle of friends that we will join our hands to pray.
Many people fold their hands to pray to keep their hands from distracting their minds from the things of God. I fidget when I pray, and I know that if my hands were not folded or holding another’s hands, I would be moving them. That may not be distractive to me, but it might distract someone sitting next to me.
We fold our hands to pray, because hands are important. Hands are used in service to others. He used His hands to heal, help, instruct, comfort, and bless. Ultimately, His hands were nailed to the cross for our sins. We fold our hands out of respect for His sacrifice.
It is important to remember that God doesn’t care how we pray -- just that we pray. He doesn’t care if we are standing, sitting, lying down, or kneeling. The method we use and the posture we have is not important. The most important thing we can do everyday is to pray -- talk to God, tell Him our troubles, and share our gratitude.