"For where two or three come together in my name, there am I in the midst of them" (Matthew 18:20).

When we're in a devastating circumstance, as many on the East Coast are today due to Hurricane Sandy, it can be difficult to see God's hand at work. In the midst of struggles, we're often blind to the reasons we're suffering. However, after we've emerged from a tragedy, we're often able to gain a new perspective and see the blessings we have.

As you persevere through trials, don't forget that God is with you at every turn. Prayer has great power, so we must talk to God at every opportunity. There's no better time than now to join together as a community of homeschoolers and take a moment to pray for those affected by Superstorm Sandy.

We encourage you to post your prayer requests and your prayers for the hurricane victims in the comment section below.

Dear Lord, we pray for the millions of people affected by Hurricane Sandy, and we ask that you guide the residents and relief workers in their efforts to restore the physical and emotional damage. Please show the people whose lives were touched by this disaster that they are protected by Your love and Your grace will provide a brighter tomorrow. In Jesus' name we pray, Amen.