This was from one of the devotions I read this past week:
Prayer is Holding Hands with God
We were made in God's image, meaning we are alike but we are not the same. For instance, God is your left hand, and you are your right hand. They look alike, but they are not the same.
Like our hands, us and God "fit together". But with sin around, it doesn't happen. Picture it like this: Sin is like thorns, and with thorns on our right hand, it cannot completely fit into our left hand, because it's too painful. So, to make it better, the sin is removed. But, the thorns cannot be removed with just your right hand, they need the left hand (in this case, God) to remove them. So, with God, sin is removed from us so that we can be enclosed with God. When you pray, you fold your hands together, you are enfolded into the very heart of God. So when you pray, picture yourself holding hands with God.
"There's no way we can get sin out of ourselves, so we need God, our 'other hand,' to do it for us."
That's Why I Pray