Luck chain letter. Ancient Prayer type. Title: "Endless prayer
chain." "P.S. - Mrs. H--- refused to write this prayer." US, 1907.
Endless prayer chain. Oh, Lord
Jesus Christ, we implore thee, Oh Eternal God, to have mercy on all mankind,
and keep us from sin by thy precious blood and take us finally to live with
thee eternally. Amen.
This prayer was written and sent out by Bishop Lawrence recommending
it to be written and sent to nine other persons. He who will not write this
prayer will be afflicted by some misfortune. One person who paid not attention
to it met with a great accident. He who will write this prayer for nine days,
sending it to nine other persons, commencing on the day this is received,
and sending 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 write
this prayer shall be delivered from every calamity. Pleases do not break
P. S. -- Mrs. H--- refused to write this prayer.
Published: Eau Claire Leader
(Eau Claire, Wisconsin), March 7, 1907, p. 8. "Father Dunne taking up a letter
written in a delicate female hand: 'I hardly know whether this is a joke
or not, but I will give it as received." [text] "Rev. Father Dune replied
as follow: 'I wish I had an endless chain to put around the neck of whosoever
started this fraud. This Bishop Lawrence is supposed to be a non-Catholic,
and I understand this prayer is repudiated by non-Catholic ministers, as
it deserves to be. It is a crude form of superstition and should be condemned
by everyone with common sense. Whoever commenced it should become one of
Captain Otto Kitzman's boarders. (Roars of Laughter)." Entered by DWV,
July 25, 2014.
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