Recently, heartbreaking news came out about one of our favorite Christian actors. Chris Pratt announced he and wife Anna Faris are separating after 8 years of marriage. And fans are flocking to social media to pray for the star's marriage, encouraging the couple to look to God for healing and restoration.
A Lovely Couple
Despite his celebrity status, Chris Pratt is a down-to-earth guy who found Jesus through a stranger at the grocery store.
Even after shooting to the top in Hollywood, Chris clung tightly to his relationship with God. He talks openly about the important role faith plays in his life, and regularly shares prayers and Bible verses on his social media accounts. One Easter, he even erected a giant metal cross in honor of Jesus' sacrifice.
Family is another important aspect of the actor's life. Chris has always raved about his wife, actress Anna Faris, and their son, soon-to-be 5 Jack. The couple seemed to share a genuine dedication for one another, which is so rarely seen in Hollywood.
My dear sweet @annafaris getting flashbacks from her hilarious role in Lost in Translation. Thank you for the support honey! You look so beautiful. These press tours can be such a whirlwind. I'm grateful to have you and the boy with me on this one. Although it's 3:00am right now, I was just awakened by a square kick to the back as little man climbed into bed and then must have had a karate dream or something and now I can't sleep. I'm on insta instead. All you dads and moms know what I'm talking about.
So, when word came out the two would be separating, it took everyone by surprise.
Chris Pratt Announced Separation
The two have certainly handled the situation gracefully. Chris Pratt announced the plans for separation first across his social media accounts, which Anna then shared on hers.
Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed. ...Posted by Chris Pratt on Sunday, August 6, 2017
The post read:
"Anna and I are sad to announce we are legally separating. We tried hard for a long time, and we're really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward. We still have love for each other, will always cherish our time together and continue to have the deepest respect for one another."
And many folks seemed just as disheartened as we were to hear the news.
Fans Call For Prayer
Immediately following the announcement, fans prayed for the marriage and pleaded with Chris to keep his eyes firmly fixed on the Lord.
In his first appearance since Chris Pratt announced the split, Chris didn't hesitate to give glory to God when accepting the Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actor prize for "Guardians Of The Galaxy 2" at the 2017 Teen Choice Awards.
"I would not be here with the ease and grace I have in my heart without my Lord and savior Jesus Christ," Chris said in his brief speech.
We will certainly be praying along with all of Chris' fans for strength and restoration during this time. Marital problems are difficult enough in private, but living them out in the public eye only adds to the stress. There's no doubt these are two hurting souls right now, who desperately need the peace that can only be found through Jesus Christ!
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