Bible: Psalm 44:8-26
44:8 In God I boast all day long,
and we will continually give thanks to your name. (Selah)
44:9 But 1 you rejected and embarrassed us!
You did not go into battle with our armies. 2
44:10 You made us retreat 3 from the enemy.
Those who hate us take whatever they want from us. 4
44:11 You handed us 5 over like sheep to be eaten;
you scattered us among the nations.
you did not ask a high price for them. 8
44:13 You made us 9 an object of disdain to our neighbors;
those who live on our borders taunt and insult us. 10
foreigners treat us with contempt. 13
44:15 All day long I feel humiliated 14
and am overwhelmed with shame, 15
44:16 before the vindictive enemy
who ridicules and insults me. 16
44:17 All this has happened to us, even though we have not rejected you 17
or violated your covenant with us. 18
44:18 We have not been unfaithful, 19
nor have we disobeyed your commands. 20
44:19 Yet you have battered us, leaving us a heap of ruins overrun by wild dogs; 21
you have covered us with darkness. 22
44:20 If we had rejected our God, 23
and spread out our hands in prayer to another god, 24
44:21 would not God discover it,
44:22 Yet because of you 27 we are killed all day long;
44:23 Rouse yourself! Why do you sleep, O Lord?
Wake up! 30 Do not reject us forever!
44:24 Why do you look the other way, 31
44:25 For we lie in the dirt,
with our bellies pressed to the ground. 34
44:26 Rise up and help us!
Rescue us 35 because of your loyal love!