Actor Chris Pratt has recently been a gem amid Hollywood’s less than stellar ethics and has put his Christian faith on full display in back-to-back awards ceremonies.
During the “Teen Choice Awards” on Sunday night, Pratt said he loves God and encouraged those in attendance and watching online to do the same.
“I’m so thrilled to be here, I have not been a teen for quite some time,” said the star of Jurassic World, as Breitbart News reports. “Thank you so much. This means a lot to me.”
“I want to thank God,” he said on the stage. “I always do that when I’m up on a platform in front of a bunch of young faces.”
“I love God, that’s my thing, I love him! And you should too!”
Fellow Jurrasic World actress Bryce Dallas Howard joined the awards ceremony via a video message and also thanked the jubilant crowd.
Here’s more, from Breitbart:
Less than two months ago, Pratt offered a similar testimony while accepting the Generation Award at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, telling his millennial viewers that “God is real,” that they have a soul, and they have to take care of it.
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“God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you. Believe that. I do,” Pratt said to a sustained round of applause.
Not long after, he added, “Learn to pray. It’s easy and it’s so good for your soul.”
Using a curious metaphor, Pratt told young people that when giving a dog medicine, “put the medicine in a little piece of hamburger and they won’t even know they’re eating medicine.”
It seemed like a description of his own formula for evangelizing the young: give some spiritual message, but wrap it up in some humor and people will accept it more easily. So far, his formula seems to be working.
Here’s Pratt’s MTV award:
People online were supportive of Pratt’s confident expressions of his faith at both awards ceremonies:
I GO to the theater to see #ChrisPratt movies. He at least puts something positive out there for everyone but especially the youth! Watch: Chris Pratt at Teen Choice Awards: ‘I Love God and You Should Too’ https://t.co/RAgU7JgPAo via @BreitbartNews
— Diane Jenkins (@dwj58) August 14, 2018
— BernieLutchman (@BernieLutchman) August 14, 2018
so great that someone would have the love of God to say this to the younger Generation who deserve to know they have someone to go to other than their good parents
— Philip Alu (@philasr) August 14, 2018