Hollywood Actor, Chris Pratt, Recounts How He Came to Faith
You probably recall the face from the ‘Guardian of the Galaxy’ movie where He starred as Peter Quill/Starlord. He recently shared about how he came to faith in Christ.
Pratt talked about how he waited tables at a Bubba Gump Shrimp restaurant and lived in a van on the beach in Hawaii when He was younger. During that time, he said because he wasn’t old enough to drink alcohol legally, He and his friends would get someone to get them alcohol to drink
“I was sitting outside a grocery store … And a guy named Henry came up and recognized something in me that needed to be saved. He asked what I was doing that night, and I was honest. I said, ‘My friend’s inside buying me alcohol.’ ‘You going to go party?’ he asked. ‘Yeah.’ ‘Drink and do drugs? Meet girls, fornication?’ I was like, ‘I hope so,'” Pratt recalled.
“It should’ve made me nervous but didn’t. I said, ‘Why are you asking?’ He said, ‘Jesus told me to talk to you …’ At that moment I was like, I think I have to go with this guy. He took me to church. Over the next few days I surprised my friends by declaring that I was going to change my life,” he continued. and since then his path has been clear
Sometime in 2012, Pratt and his wife, actress Anna Faris had a great scare concerning their son who was born premature and fell into a coma it was about this point that the couple first opened up about their faith.However,Their son, Jack, was born in August 2012 miraculously recovered and the “Guardians of the Galaxy” star publicly told People magazine that the experience “redefined” his faith in God. The parents prayed while little Jack spent a month in intensive care.
“It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it,” the actor said. “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.”
Pratt also made headlines after erecting a giant cross on a hillside for Easter weekend last year.
“It’s Saturday before Easter, if you think about it, that’s what Jesus was doing 2000-something years before on a Saturday before Easter, was carrying a cross up a hill!'”