Luck chain letter.  "An Ancient Prayer"!  "The above is an exact copy of a strange prayer ..."  "Make a wish while writing."   US, 1909.
An Ancient Prayer
  Oh Lord Jesus I implore Thee to bless all mankind. Keep us from evil by Thy precious blood, and take us to dwell with Thee in eternity.
  The above is an exact copy of a strange prayer sent me by a friend. Copy it and see what will come of it. Tis said in Jerusalem that he who will not write this prayer will meet with some misfortune, but he who writes it for nine days beginning the day he receives it will experience some great joy on the ninth day. He will be delivered from all calamities. Copy if for nine days and send to nine friends. Make a wish while writing. Do not break the chain.

Published: Belvidere Daily Republican (Belvidere, Illinois), May 4, 1909, p. 5.  ENDLESS CHAIN PRAYER. "The endless chain prayer has again made its appearance in Freeport, several persons receiving copies of it, with the usual request 'not to break the chain'. The prayer follows:"  Entered by DWV, July 22, 2014.


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