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How Worship Music, Bible Reading Helped Chris Pratt Overcome Backlash 

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How Worship Music, Bible Reading Helped Chris Pratt Overcome Backlash 

By Movieguide® Contributor

Chris Pratt revealed that he cried over the backlash surrounding his praise of his “healthy” daughter last November. Worship music helped him overcome the situation, and he encourages his followers to do the same.

“If you feel down today maybe get exercise and maybe listen to some good worship music or get the Word in because it really helped me this morning,” Pratt said.

The GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY star has been open about his faith in the past, often facing cancelation for his Christian beliefs. Movieguide ® reported that attacks arose again in early April after Pratt’s Star-Lord appeared in the THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER trailer. Fans called for his replacement, but Director James Gunn was quick to come to his defense, saying, “For what? Because of your made-up, utterly-false beliefs about him? For something that someone else told you about him that’s not true? Chris Pratt would never be replaced as Star-Lord but, if he ever was, we would all be going with him.”

However, the criticisms after his November Instagram post hit closer to home. In the post, Pratt praised his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, for giving him a healthy daughter.

Attacks ensued, and Page Six explains, “Social media users subsequently slammed the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star, alleging that his post was ‘a dig at his ex-wife,’ Anna Faris, since their 9-year-old son, Jack, was born premature.”

Pratt shares that the backlash “really bothered” him because his son would read it one day. He revealed that he cried, saying, “it’s etched in digital stone.”

“I went to bed last night really kind of upset and depressed,” Pratt said in an Instagram story following the incident. “And I woke up feeling crappy and I didn’t want to work out.”

But after listening to Christian music and going for a run, “It felt amazing,” Pratt said. “That moment, it really captured me and so I just want to say, all glory to God.”

He encouraged any of his followers who are struggling to listen to worship music and exercise.

“It felt like there was another in the fire standing next to me,” Pratt explained about this experience.

Movieguide® previously reported on Chris Pratt Instagram backlash: 

Actor Chris Pratt is accustomed to backlash for his Christian and conservative beliefs. However, the AVENGERS star said he was discouraged after people’s responses to an encouraging post in honor of his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt.

In a post about his wife and daughter, many fans pointed out that Pratt did not mention his son, Jack, whom he shares with his previous wife, Anna Farris.

“Guys. For real. Look how she’s looking at me! I mean. Find you somebody that looks at you like that!! You know!? We met in church. She’s given me an amazing life, a gorgeous healthy daughter, she chews so loudly that sometimes I put in my earbuds to drown it out, but that’s love!” he said in the post.

However, Jack was born prematurely in 2012 and struggled with health issues. While many people attacked THE LEGO MOVIE star, Pratt used the opportunity to point people to God.

“I went to bed last night really kind of upset and depressed,” Pratt said in an Instagram story. “And I woke up feeling crappy and I didn’t want to work out.”

“I knew though that if I put on my Christian music playlist, and I got out of the woods and ran that I’d feel better, but I just didn’t want to,” he continued. “And I did it anyways and, gosh, was I right. It felt amazing. I got out of the woods, got my blood pumping.”

Pratt said that he listened to Christian music and that helped him find peace.

“That moment, it really captured me and so I just want to say, all glory to God,” Pratt said.

“Get some exercise, maybe listen to some good worship music and or maybe get the word in because it really helped me this morning,” he concluded.

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