An ancient way of stilling ourselves in prayer, is through the use of an object to touch while praying. Find something which is pleasing to the touch. It might be a stone, a cross, fabric, rosary beads or a leaf from the garden. It could be smooth to the touch or rough.
Hold the object in your hand as you pray the prayer by Michael Leunig.
In the stillness, listen for what God might say. Record your thoughts in your journal.