Luck chain letter.  "An Ancient Prayer"  "Copy it and see what happens."  "Sign no name but date when received."  US, 1912.

An Ancient Prayer
Oh Jesus, I implore Thee, Bless all mankind and keep us from evil and bring us to dwell with Thee.
This prayer was sent to me and is to be sent all over the world. Copy it and see what happens. It was said in Jesus' time all who write it would be delivered from all calamity. Those who pass it by would receive misfortune. Those who copy it within two days and send it to nine friends on the ninth day will receive some great joy. Do not break the chain. Sign no name, but date when received.

Published: Alton Evening Telegraph (Alton, Illinois), Feb. 28, 1912, p. 4.
Some Godfey and Alton People seem to Be taking Fake Chain Letter Prayer Seriously.
" ... Rev. Cotton says: I have received this socalled 'Ancient Prayer' twice during the last week, and both times from the vicinity of Godfrey and Alton. Will you please publish this prayer and what I have to say on it."  [text]  Some editing: "all who wrote it" substituted for "all who write it".  
Entered by DWV, Sept. 19, 2014.


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