Many people think that contemplative prayer will just come to them, and sometimes it does, for this is a gift from God. But a person must remember that he is on a spiritual journey, and with all grace, he must respond to it. Even after one experiences contemplative prayer, he must go back to meditation to purify himself. In modern days, this is called a daily examination of conscience. The fruit of contemplation is a greater desire to know the Beloved. One returns to Scripture, and all that was mentioned above under meditation. One continues vocal prayers and participation in liturgical prayers expecially the Mass.