He Stands By His Values
Pratt, in an interview with People Magazine, talks about the harrowing experience of his son being born prematurely, and gives a clue to his worldview when he mentions that this “restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it.”
Speaking with Esquire Magazine, Pratt goes on to tell the whole story of how he originally found God a little before he began his Hollywood career. Pratt explains that, "In Maui, about four weeks before I was discovered to go to California, I was hanging with my buddy. I wasn't quite old enough to drink, so we got somebody to go in and buy us some alcohol. This guy came by and was like, 'What are you doing tonight?' I was like, 'Oh, I dunno. I was just gonna wait out here, my friends are gonna buy me a bottle of Carlo Rossi and a sixer of Milwaukee's Best Ice. So he's like, 'Will you fornicate tonight?' I was like, 'I hope so.' 'And drugs and drinking?' It's like, 'Most likely, yeah. Probably all three of those things. I mean, at least two of them, possibly all three.' He was like, 'I stopped because Jesus told me to stop and talk to you. He said to tell you you're destined for great things.' My friends came out, and I was like, 'Hey, I'm gonna go with this guy.' I gave my soul to Jesus within, like, two days.”
Pratt is also vocal about his Christianity on Facebook—a rarity among well-known celebrities, and embraces 1 John 2:10-11 as his scriptural basis as a role model—“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.”
Pratt quietly lives out his faith, allowing it to show itself in his actions, not merely his words. We can all learn a little something from that.