Lets be honest here…Most of us pray for something either for better health, finances or provide courage to get through tough time; so there is something attached to our prayer. 

Post finishing our prayer we fold (close fold) our hands but in Hinduism this is consider as leaving or good bye, so we are saying good bye to what we asked or wished for. This is one of the reason our prayers do not yield positive results.

Instead of folding palm ask for with open hand. Open hand suggest I am ready to accept or receive. I have seen positive results while praying with open hand. 

Try this and share your comments. 

First pic shows closed palm while second pic shows open palm.