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'They cried out to the Lord in their distress': Actor Chris Pratt tweets prayer request

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'This boy Sam needs a miracle. Say a prayer for Sam.'

Actor Christ Pratt, known for his roles in "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Jurassic World," took to Twitter to respond to a fan's prayer request.


Catholic Online (
8/2/2016 (4 years ago)

Published in Celebrity

Keywords: Chris Pratt, cancer, Twitter, prayer

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The Tweet read: "@prattprattpratt would love a RT asking followers to say a prayer for a 4 yr old fan. Psalm 107:28-30; MT 21:21."

Psalm 107:28-30 reads: "They cried out to The Lord in their distress, he rescued them from their plight, he reduced the storm to a calm, and all the waters subsided, and he brought them, overjoyed at the stillness, to the port where they were bound."

Sam Hodnett is battling brain cancer and was able to throw the first pitch on Sid Strong Night, honoring the life and legacy of Sid Ortis, a teen who died in 2015 after battling cancer.

was diagnosed with Medulloblastoma but is described as "funny and smart" on his Facebook page called "Super Sam."

"He is a fighter and is ready to win this battle over brain cancer," the description continues. "We would love your prayers and support of our sweet friend and his family!"

Pratt, known for his faith in God, immediately retweeted the family's prayer request and wrote: "The power of prayer saved my son. This boy Sam needs a miracle. Say a prayer for Sam. Even if you never have b4.Try."

When asked, "how so?" by a follower, Pratt responded, "Lord I pray for Sam. May you put your healing hand on him father. May his family find grace in this difficult time."

Pratt's retweet was shared 1200 times and was "hearted" 9600 times.

This is not the first time Christ Pratt has displayed or mentioned his faith.

When his son was born nine-weeks premature and was held in ICU for the first month of his life, Pratt explained: "We were scared for a long time. We prayed a lot. It restored my faith in God, not that it needed to be restored, but it really redefined it.

"The baby was so beautiful to us, and I look back at the photos of him and it must have been jarring for other people to come in and see him, but to us he was so beautiful and perfect."

The celebrity has also posted of his faith to his Facebook page, where he again wrote: "This really moved me. I simply cannot imagine what you all must be going through. My family will keep this precious boy in our prayers. Please pray."


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