Luck chain letter (postcard). Ancient Prayer.  "This prayer was sent to me and all over the world."  "...Jesus' time..."   Jamaica, 1912.
  Oh Lord! I implore Thee to keep us from all evil and take me to dwell with Thee eternally. Amen.
  This prayer was sent to me and all over the world. Copy it and send it to nine friends and sign no name and see what it will bring to you. It was said, in Jesus' time, all who wrote it might be delivered from all calamity, but those who did not write it and pass it along would receive some great misfortune. Commence the day you receive this and send to nine friends, one each day, and on the ninth day you will receive some great joy. Don't break the chain!
Published: The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York), March 4, 1912, p. 10.  THAT ENDLESS CHAIN LETTER. Braving Impending Calamity, Non-superstitious Jamaica Folk Ignore It.  "Several Jamaica people who did not care, for obvious reasons, to make known their names, complained to the Jamaica Branch of The Brooklyn Daily Eagle today that they had received post cards of the "endless chain" variety, bearing an ancient prayer and an admonition, cleverly worded, that the recipient failing to send copies to nine friends in nine successive days, will meet with misfortune. The Prayer and directions follow:" [text]  Entered by DWV, July 28, 2014.


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