Luck Chain Letter. Ancient Prayer. Title: "The Prayer". Bishop Lawrence. Threat vague.  "Please copy as directed or received."  US, 1908.
   Oh! Lord Jesus Christ, The Eternal God, have mercy upon all mankind. Keep us from sin, and take us to be with Thee Eternally.
  This prayer was sent to Bishop Lawrence, recommending it to be sent written to nine other persons. It is not to be signed. He who will write it for nine days, commencing when received, and distributing it to nine different persons, one each day, will on and after the ninth day, experience some great joy. At  Jerusalem, during the great feast, it was said that He who would write this prayer, would be delivered from some great calamity. Please do not break this chain. Please copy as directed or received. Trusting that the blessing of God may rest upon you to whom it is sent.

Published:  The News-Herald (Morganton, North Carolina), May 14, 1908, p. 2.  ENDLESS CHAIN OF PRAYERS. "Having received two anonymous communications, one of them entitled "Endless Chain of Prayers", I beg leave to call the attention of your readers to the fact that a number of years ago Bishop Lawrence of Massachusetts denied through the press having anything to do with such a scheme ..."   Entered by DWV, July 25, 2014.


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