Luck chain letter. "An Ancient Prayer." "... and take
me to dwell with thee." "Sign no name and see what it will bring to
you." US, 1912.
An Ancient Prayer
O Lord Jesus, I implore thee to deliver all mankind from all evil, and take
me to dwell with thee eternally.
This prayer was sent to me, and it is to be sent all over the world. Copy
it and send it to nine friends. Sign no name and see what it will bring to
you. It was said in Jesus' time that all who wrote this prayer would be delivered
from all calamity, but that those who fail to send it would suffer misfortune.
Begin the day you receive this, and for nine days copy it and send it to
some one. In nine days you will receive some great joy. Do not break the
Published: The Colfax Chronicle
(Colfax, Louisiana), April 20, 1912, p. 5.
BY ALL MEANS BREAK IT!
"A lady correspondent asks us to express our opinion concerning the
following chain letter, which she says has been sent to her several times
within recent years:" [text] " ... This letter is a palpable
fraud. It states what there is every reason to believe is not true, namely:
that it existed while our Lord was on earth. ... In commenting upon this
prayer a couple of years ago, Dr. J. M. Buckley, the distinguished Editor
of the New York Christian Advocate, affirmed that he believed it was composed
by an insane person." Entered by DWV, Sept. 19, 2014.
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