Luck chain letter. Ancient Prayer.  "... thy precious word"   "...met with a terrible accident."  US, 1907.

Endless Prayer Chain
Oh! Lord Jesus, we implore Thee;
Oh! Eternal Lord, to have mercy on all mankind.
Keep me from all sins by Thy precious word, and tutor us to dwell with Thee eternally. Amen.

This prayer was sent by Bishop Lawrence, recommending that it be sent to nine persons. He who will not rewrite this prayer will be afflicted by some misfortune. One person who paid no heed to it met with a terrible accident. He who will rewrite this prayer for nine days to nine persons and send it to them, commencing on the day he received it and writing one each day, will receive after the ninth day some great joy. At Jerusalem during the Holy Feast it was said that he who will rewrite this prayer will be delivered form every calamity.  Please don't break this chain.

From: The Nashua Reporter (Nashua, Iowa), 10 Jan. 1907, p. 1. Title: "Prayer Chain Nuisance" "... a number of copies of which have appeared in this town from time to time."  Entered by DWV, Dec. 5, 2013.


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