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
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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