The Priest from a busy parish was visiting the monastery one day . He went to the Elder and asked " Father speak a word ." The Elder spent a long time looking at him and then spoke the following " Do not think you are ever to busy to pray or do not have enough time to listen to people . The quality of your prayer will be also the quality of your ability to be available to people and listen to them . When you can pray to God and listen to His still small voice for long moments in your heart you will also be able to listen to those who seek your help however long it takes them to speak. "