Luck chain letter.  Ancient Prayer.  "Endless chain prayer"  "Please copy as received..."  No threat.  US, 1909.
Endless chain prayer
Oh Lord Jesus Christ the eternal God have mercy on 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 to nine other persons. It must not be signed. He who will write it for nine days commencing on the day received, distributing to nine other persons, will on and after the ninth day experience some great joy. At Jerusalem it was said he who will write this prayer will be delivered of every calamity.
Please do not break this chain. Please copy as  received trusting that the blessing of God may fall on you and the one by whom it is sent.

From: The Record-Argus (Greenville, Pennsylvania), 4 Feb. 1909, p. 3. Title: "Endless Prayer Chain"  "I have something else to do besides copying anonymous trash and sending it broadcast over the land."  Entered by DWV, 2013.


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