Luck chain letter.  Ancient Prayer.  Bishop Lawrence. "Dear Friend - I am sending you a prayer, ..."  US, 1907.
Dear Friend - I am sending you a payer, received by a request to be sent to nine different persons:
  Oh, Lord Jesus Christ; oh God Eternal, we implore Thee to have mercy on all mankind and take us with Thee through eternity. Amen.
  This was sent by Bishop Lawrence asking it to be sent to nine different persons.
  Those who will not do this will have some misfortune. Those who will do this will on or before the ninth day experience some great joy, and it is also said, will be delivered from some great calamity.
  Please do not break the chain.
                   A Friend.

Published: The Coffeyville Daily Journal (Coffeyville, Kansas), June 5, 1907, p. 2.  INDEPENDENCE EXCITED. Endless Chain Prayer is Causing No End of Talk at County Seat. "While the 'black hand' is prevailing in certain parts of the country, Independence if being scourged by the endless-chain prayer fake. Many prominent people there have this week received the following letter:" [text]    Entered by DWV, July 26, 2014.


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