Sometimes older people repotedly come to priests in confession and seek for advice because, they say they can no longer pray. They try to say the roasry , for instcne but find that they get, 'lost'. For instance they say, 'Our Father' , or 'Hail Mary', but can go no further for once they satrt to think of God they get so wrapped up in this there prayer becomes simply being in the moment . The priests assure them that this too is prayer ,just a different form , this being the , 'Prayer of Quiet' , of Conetmeplative Prayer and whis mean that they are going forward in the spiritual journey, rather than ,as they thought, going backwards. (Not only older people experience this , but youngf people also may, people opf every age, but as it tends towards the latter point of the spiritual journey you might expect it in the first place in older people) . The problem here is rather like the beatings of the wing of the humming bird, who's wings beat so quickly that they do not see to be beating at all.