LORD, remember everything that has happened to us. See all the sorrows we bear!
Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, our homes to foreigners.
We are orphaned and fatherless. Our mothers are widowed.
We have to pay for water to drink, and even firewood is expensive.
Those who pursue us are at our heels; we are exhausted but are given no rest.
We submitted to Egypt and Assyria to get enough food to survive.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)