Chris Pratt has been known for many things, his sense of humor, his wife, his work out regimen, and now, his faith. He really started to become public about his relationship with God after his son was in the intensive care unit for the first month of his life after being born 9 weeks premature. He’s not afraid to share how he found Jesus and how God has changed his life in very real ways.
“We were scared for a long time. We prayed a lot,” Pratt said. “It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it. The baby was so beautiful to us, and I look back at the photos of him and it must have been jarring for other people to come in and see him, but to us he was so beautiful and perfect.”
They were told that their son would live, but the bad news was that he would go his entire life with disabilities due to the premature birth. God had other plans. Their baby was fully healed in the NICU and is completely healthy today.
His profession of faith doesn’t stop there. Pratt can’t seem to talk about his wife without mentioning God. “Anna and I are meant to be together. Our relationship has made me believe in divine intervention and destiny,” he said. He loves to talk about how God sent him his lovely wife. Anna has even talked about how her faith has been strengthened through her relationship with her husband as well has her son.
Pratt isn’t just vocal in interviews, he has also been known to use the power of social media to share his love of God. Along with verses he’ll even share part of the story of how he found Jesus. This may be a little more common for celebrities to share a verse here or there but Pratt takes it to a new level. Like this post for example:
“Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and there is nothing in them to make them stumble. But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.” 1 John 2:10-11.
His relationship with God is evident in his humility. Pratt recently wrote a pre-apology on Facebook for the amount of times he’s going to be in the media in the upcoming weeks due to his obligation to promote the newly released Jurassic World:
“You will be seeing A LOT of me in the press in the next few weeks as I circle the globe promoting the movie in different markets around the world. With social media the way it is you will have a front row seat to all of the promotional action if you so chose. There will be a lot. If it gets old or you grow weary of my face just remember, you could always do what I did while waiting for the original Jurassic Park to open, go outside and play with imaginary dinosaurs! They are the best and they are free!!!”
While the divorce numbers are approaching such heights that people are starting to refuse to get married, Anna and Chris are going strong thanks to their faith and their core values. “I think it’s important to carve those times out no matter what you do for a living,” the first-time father said. “I have the support of a strong partner who’s been through this and understands it and whom I can share these experiences with and we have a family that we’re starting that’s the focus of my attention.”
Chris and Anna are on year number 6 of marriage and there’s no signs of slowing down.
“A lot of times, people focus so much on their kids, and then when their kids leave the nest, they look at their spouse or partner like they’re a stranger,” he said. “It’s just as important, if not more important, to focus on your relationship with your partner because your children are going to leave one day. You have to maintain a relationship that’s going to outlast your child’s needs for you.”
He’s involved in multiple non-profits and recently made a bet with friend and co-star Chris Evans (Captain America) that led the both of them to children’s hospitals to hang out and brighten some days.
It’s awesome to see how God has blessed such an awesome actor and I’m excited to see the impact he’s going to make with the way he carries his light in such a dark industry. Go Chris! Stay with Jesus and keep making awesome movies!
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