Luck chain letter.  Ancient Prayer. Bishop Tervice. Preface. US, 1906.
I send this prayer to you as it was sent to me and I am trying to do as it requested me to do. I hope you will do likewise.

Oh; Lord, we implore thee. Oh; Eternal Holiness, have mercy on all mankind.  Purify us by thy power and blood; take us to be with thee eternally. Oh Jesus Christ, we implore thee. Oh; Eternal Lord, have mercy on us an ours. Deliver us from all evil through thy power and blood. Amen.

At Jerusalem during holy mass a voice was heard to say, they who write this prayer shall be delivered from every calamity. The prayer was Bishop Tervice's and he recommended it to be sent. They who do not write this prayer shall be afflicted with a great calamity. He who pays no attention to it shall be punished by an accident. They who write this prayer for nine days and deliver it to nine persons by mail beginning on the day of its receipt, sending only one each day, shall be the receiver of a great joy after nine days. Amen.

Published: Chillicothe Morning Constitution (Chillicothe, Missouri), 16 July 1906, p. 8.  "Whether the affliction is to come in the shape of boils, flies or frogs, the writer says not. Rev. Smith handed the prayer to the CONSTITUTION as the readiest means of securing its wide publication." Entered by DWV, Dec. 5, 2013.


The Paper Chain Letter Archive - contents      Chain Letter Evolution.