Chris Pratt Shares Story From Past That Changed His Life
FaithTap Staff 5/22/2017
With his career at an all-time high, Chris Pratt still makes time for what's important in life. When he's not on a movie set, he's spending time with his wife and son, exploring the great outdoors and giving back to others.
Even with his busy schedule and incredible Hollywood life, Chris remains devoted to one thing above all: his faith....
Chris has identified as Christian since he was a teenager - however, Christ didn't become a huge factor in his life until he moved to Hawaii.
As soon as he moved to the island, Chris began spending time with people who weren't good influences. He was partying and drinking more than ever. In retrospect, it was clear Chris had hit his "rock bottom." Little did he know, things were about to turn around....
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Chris detailed the fateful day God was brought back into his life.
"I was sitting outside a grocery store - we'd convinced someone to go in and buy us beer. This is Maui. 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.
'Drink and do drugs? Meet girls, fornication?'
I was like, 'I hope so.'
I was charmed by this guy, don't know why. He was an Asian dude, maybe Hawaiian, in his 40s. 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."
As soon as Chris declared his love for God things began to change for the better. He scored a once-in-a-lifetime audition with a famous actress named Rae Dawn Chong, earned the role and the rest was history!
With several popular motion pictures under his belt and millions of dollars in the bank, Chris knows everything he has is because of God. In addition to a successful acting career, Chris married the love of his life, a fellow actress named Anna Faris, in 2009. Now the couple shares a gorgeous home and an adorable baby boy!
Life is like a dream!
Instead of soaking in his success and ignoring the plight of others, the Hollywood A-lister spends whatever bit of free time he has giving back to the needy.
One recent example of Chris' selflessness was his visit to Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in England. He stopped by the patients' rooms, chatted with them and cracked jokes to make them smile!
Not only did Chris chat about their lives, but he also used time in the hospital to share the word of Christ! In a touching Instagram post, Chris explained how important keeping the faith is during times of turmoil.
"Bryce and I had the tremendous pleasure of spending some time with our new buddy Elle and a few other patients at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital in London. I'll never fail to be moved by the unbreakable spirit of a child.
Let them praise the LORD for his loving kindness, for his wonderful deeds to the children of men! For he satisfies the longing soul. He fills the hungry soul with good.
No doubt. Today my longing and hungry soul is filled."
Hopefully the patients at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital keep God's love in their hearts and get well soon!