Luck chain letter. Ancient Prayer type.  "Bishop Laurence"  "Trusting that the blessing of God may ..."  US, 1908.
Oh Lord, Jesus Christ, the Eternal God, have mercy upon all mankind. Keep us from all sin, and take us with Thee eternally.
  This prayer was sent to Bishop Laurence recommending it to be sent to nine other people. We, who write this for nine days commencing on the day received, distributing it to nine other persons, one each day, will after the ninth day experience some great  joy.
  At Jerusalem, during the great feast, it was said that we who wrote this prayer would be delivered from every calamity. Please do not break this chain and copy as soon as received. Trusting that the blessing of God may rest upon you and upon him to whom it is sent. It must not be signed.

Published: Oshkosh Daily Northwestern (Oshkosh, Wisconsin), May 8, 1908, p. 3. ENDLESS CHAIN OF PRAYER. It Has Again Made Its Appearance in This City - Great Joy Is Promised.  "Several persons in this city have received copies of the prayer within the last week. Some of them were sent in envelopes postmarked from cities in Michigan. The prayer is brief and its worded as follows:" [text]. "Accompanying the prayer is the following instructions:" [text].  Entered by DWV, July 29, 2014.


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