Luck Chain Letter.  Ancient Prayer.  "Endless Prayer Chain"  "... a terrible accident, so the friend wrote who sent this to me."  US, 1906.
Endless Payer Chain
Oh, lord, Jesus Christ, I implore thee, oh, Eternal God, to have mercy on all mankind. Keep us from sin by Thy precious blood, and take us to be with Thee eternally. Amen.
This prayer was sent by Bishop Lawrence recommending it to be rewritten and sent to nine other persons. He who will not say it will be affected by some misfortune. One person who paid no attention to it met with a terrible accident, so the friend wrote who sent this to me. He who will write this prayer for nine days and distribute it to nine other persons commencing on the day it is received and sending only one each day, will on or after the ninth day experience great joy. At Jerusalem, during the Holy Feast, it was said, he who will rewrite the prayer will be delivered from every calamity. Please do not break the chain.

From: The Elyria Republican (Elyria, Ohio), 28 June 1906, p. 2.  Title: "Endless Chain of Prayer is Latest Fake."  "That some person in Lorain was weak-minded and superstitious enough to give it credence seems possible ..."  Entered by DWV, Dec. 6, 2013.    *** note "Lorain" ***


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