Prayers are good, sometimes prayers we make or even prayers someone else makes and which we repeat. Prayer draws us closer to God.
However having said that there is just a couple of things.
1) I cant loose focus and think a prayer delivers me from sin. A good point of view in normal situations.
2) I cant loose focus and think I have found a way to overcome sin by making or reciting a prayer.
Both give satan a victory as the focus in both cases is “I”
I have a weakness. A big one that is I judge myself. I would condemn myself if I had the chance. Every time I fail I do this to myself. This is because my focus is the sin..
God in his infinite mercy does not judge us this way, he knows us, our strengths, weakness and our failings. God looks to our willingness to be obedient and faithful and accepts us as we are.
Through the disobedience of Adam and Eve we lost our connection to God but through the obedience of Christ we have re established this relationship.
If I continue and persevere in obedience, God in his infinite mercy will deliver me from my sin whatever it may be. I need not struggle to rid myself of sin. I just do what I was created to do and that is follow Jesus.
I will know this when I do not look at the sin controlling me but am obedient and persevere in obedience, I will then be free to fall in love with God and the sin itself will loose its hold over me because of his love.
Its hard to explain, I’m no great teacher but this is something I’ve been learning the hard way I am yet to be able to put it into words properly.