Luck chain letter. Ancient Prayer (no title). Bishop
Lawrence of Mass. "tenth day" "Try it and see. It will do no
harm" US, 1906.
Oh Lord, Jesus Christ, we implore
Thee, Oh Eternal God, have mercy upon all mankind.
Keeping us from sin and take us with Thee through all eternity.
This prayer was sent out by bishop Lawrence of Mass. with the request
that it be sent to nine persons, beginning with the day you receive it and
sending one each day for nine days. The one who will not do this will
suffer form some misfortune, but he who will do this will be saved from all
calamity and will on or before the tenth day experience some great joy.
Please do not break the chain. Try it and see. It will do no harm.
Published: San Antonio Gazette
(San Antonio, Texas), Oct. 25, 1906, p. 9. THREAT COUPLED WITH PRAYER
"A large number of San Antonians have received a chain letter, containing
a prayer, in which the threat is made that if the request therein contained
is not complied with misfortune will come upon them. But if they do comply
they are promised a blessing within ten days. The letter is as follows:"
[text] Entered by DWV, July 25, 2014.
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