Luck chain letter. Ancient Prayer - doubled. Four
prayers. Found using newspapers.com. US, 1906.
Oh, Lord Jesus Christ, we beseech
thee Oh Lord God, Holy Eternal have mercy on me and all the sinners forever
and ever. Amen.
Oh, Lord Jesus Christ, we beseech thee Lord Eternal have mercy on us and
save us from sin by thy Precious Blood, now and forever. Amen.
He who recites this prayer and writes it for nine days, once a day, giving
a copy each day to some person who will do the same, will receive a great
joy at the end of nine days. This prayer was sent by the bishop of Rome and
a copy was given to a woman who paid no attention to it, and in punishment
therefore, her son was assassinated on the third day.
Whosoever receives this must recite it giving a copy to nine persons for
O, Lord Jesus Christ, we implore thee, O, Eternal God, have mercy on us
and all mankind. Purify us by thy precious blood and take us to be with
thee eternally. Amen.
Oh, eternal Holiness, have mercy on all mine. Pardon our offenses and
take us to be with thee eternally. Amen
He who recites this prayer for nine days and sends it to nine other persons
commencing on the day receiving and sending one each day will have a great
joy after nine days.
Published: Freeport Journal-Standard
(Freeport, Illinois), 14 Feb. 1906, p. 5. Title: "Catholics Here Get
Prayer Chain". "...many Freeport Catholics have received the strange missives."
"In Chicago the letters have been so numerously received that the clergy have
taken alarm. At Holy Name cathedral and many other churches the priests denounced
the prayer chain as blasphemous..." Entered by DWV, Dec. 1, 2013.
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