Luck chain letter. Ancient Prayer type. Title: "Endless prayer chain." "P.S. - Mrs. H--- refused to write this prayer."  US, 1907.
Endless prayer chain. Oh, Lord Jesus Christ, we implore thee, Oh Eternal God, to have mercy on all mankind, and keep us from sin by thy precious blood and take us finally to live with thee eternally. Amen.
  This prayer was written and sent out by Bishop Lawrence recommending it to be written and sent to nine other persons. He who will not write this prayer will be afflicted by some misfortune. One person who paid not attention to it met with a great accident. He who will write this prayer for nine days, sending it  to nine other persons, commencing on the day this is received, and sending one each day, will, on or after the ninth day, experience great joy. At Jerusalem during the holy feast, it was said, 'He who will write this prayer shall be delivered from every calamity. Pleases do not break the chain.
                       Mrs.  M---
P. S. -- Mrs. H--- refused to write this prayer.

Published: Eau Claire Leader (Eau Claire, Wisconsin), March 7, 1907, p. 8. "Father Dunne taking up a letter written in a delicate female hand: 'I hardly know whether this is a joke or not, but I will give it as received." [text] "Rev. Father Dune replied as follow: 'I wish I had an endless chain to put around the neck of whosoever started this fraud. This Bishop Lawrence is supposed to be a non-Catholic, and I understand this prayer is repudiated by non-Catholic ministers, as it deserves to be. It is a crude form of superstition and should be condemned by everyone with common sense. Whoever commenced it should become one of Captain Otto Kitzman's boarders. (Roars of Laughter)."  Entered by DWV, July 25, 2014.


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