Originally Posted by St Francis
I wanted to strengthen the advice to go easier on yourself when you fall. Look up a book online called Spiritual Combat by Dom Scupoli--St Francis de Sales used to carry a copy in his pocket--and read it. He talks better than I could and much more compreheensively about dealing with sin. If you can't find it, let me know--I just can't link it right on this.
Let me add that he really stresses relying on God. You are doing the right thing by praying, but it sounds like because you feel very distracted during that prayer that you give up praying. Try moving from where you are and praying to God as you walk or something.
Thanks for the reply, I would really appreciate a link to that book sometime.