Ever since we saw Chris Pratt play the role of the lovable but dimwitted Andy Dwyer on Parks and Recreations, people couldn't help but fall in love with the funnyman.
Since the popular show ended, Pratt, 39, has had leading roles in several popular films including Passengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. He's at the height of his career and it seems like nobody deserves the attention more.
On June 18, Pratt was honored with the Generation Award at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards, and while it's normal for winners to give heartwarming speeches, Pratt took it up a notch when he preached the message of the Lord.
Pratt was presented the award by his Jurassic World costar Bryce Dallas Howard and his former Parks and Recreations love interest Aubrey Plaza. He started off his speech thanking family, friends and his son, Jack, before he divulged in the "Nine Rules from Chris Pratt."
Although all nine rules can be considered valuable pieces of advice, three stood out to the public as they were based on religion.
For his sixth rule, Pratt said: "God is real. God loves you, God wants the best for you. Believe that; I do."
"Learn to pray. It’s easy, and it is so good for your soul," the actor added for number eight.
And last but not least, the most notable rule came in at number nine, where Pratt elaborated on the gift of grace.
"Nobody is perfect. People are going to tell you you’re perfect just the way you are - you’re not. You’re imperfect," he said.
"You always will be. But, there is a powerful force that designed you that way. And if you’re willing to accept that, you will have grace," he continued. "And grace is a gift. And like the freedom that we enjoy in this country that grace was paid for with somebody else’s blood. Don’t forget it. Don’t take it for granted."
Pratt also shared his stance on bullying to the younger generation, warning them not to be a "turd."
"Don’t be a turd. If you are strong, be a protector. If you are smart, be a humble influencer. Strength and intelligence can be weapons, so do not wield them against the weak. That makes you a bully. Be bigger than that," he explained.
When viewers at home saw Pratt's speech, they immediately jumped to Twitter to praise the actor for preaching his religious beliefs.
Thank you for being such a positive role model. My son's (ages 10 and 11) were blown away by your speech at the MTV awards. Funny and filled with good advice. God bless you!— Cheri (@MrsSchobe) June 19, 2018
@prattprattpratt just preached the gospel to millions of people, proving that fame and loving God do not have to be exclusive. Thank you Chris Pratt for being an unashamed believer and encouraging me to be bold in my faith!! pic.twitter.com/jAEXBME43P— Anna Handloser (@annahandloser) June 19, 2018
Chris Pratt took a courageous stand for God and I applaud him for it. He only left out one word that I think is critical to our cause. He implied it though and for that, I'm thankful to him.— Eternity Planner (@IIIDeaton) June 20, 2018
Regardless of Pratt's or any other celebrity's religion, it's incredible when they use their public platform to share the importance of staying true to yourself and loving thy neighbor.
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