Luck chain letter. "Our Ancient Prayer" Concludes:
"Your joy will come on the ninth day." US, 1912.
Our ancient prayer.
Oh, Lord Jesus, I implore Thee to bless all mankind and keep us from evil
and bring us to dwell with Thee.
This prayer was sent to me and is to be sent all over the world. Copy it
and see what will happen. It is said that in Jesus' time that all who wrote
this prayer would be delivered from all calamity and those who passed it by
would meet with some misfortune. Those who copy it within nine days and send
it to nine friends will receive some great joy. Don't break this chain. Sign
no name; only date received. Your joy will come on the ninth day. February
Published: The Scranton Republican
(Scranton, Pennsylvania), March 5, 1912, p. 2.
PASTOR DIETRICH DESTROYS "PRAYER"
Petersburg Presbyterian Minister Advises Congregation to pay no heed to "Threat"
PART OF 'ENDLESS CHAIN'
"So many letters in a new 'endless chain of prayer' have been circulated
recently in the East Scranton section, that Rev. O. H. Dietrich D.D., pastor
of the German Presbyterian church, on Prescott avenue, Petersburg, noticed
the matter in his Sunday night sermon and after exhibiting and reading one
of the letters to his congregation, he advised them to pay no attention to
such communications and then, in the presence of the congregation, he tore
the letter into fragments. ... The letter, which is said to be identical
with the one destroyed by Dr. Dietrich in his pulpit Sunday evening, has
many misspelled words which have been corrected in the following copy:" [text]
Entered by DWV, Sept. 19, 2014.
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