Hilarion had to battle many temptations. At times it seemed to him as if none of his prayers were heard at all. Yet he did not let these temptations stop him from praying even harder.
After twenty years in the desert, the holy man worked his first miracle and soon many people began coming to his hut to beg his help. Many a men asked to let them stay with him to learn how to pray and do penance. In his great love of God and souls, the Saint did not refuse. But finally, when he was sixty five, he began going from one country to another trying to find peace and quit. The fame of his miracles of mercy always brought crowds of visitors, however. It was not until a few years before he died at eighty that this great lover of God could be alone with Him.
When I say my prayers I will avoid every willful distraction.
Source; Saints for Young People for Every Day of the Year