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While many entertainers shy away from socially divisive topics like politics, culture, or religion, actor Chris Pratt, 38, isn't shy about professing his faith on social media.

What did he do?

The "Guardians of the Galaxy" star shared a moving personal video Wednesday on his Instagram page — which boasts more than 14 million followers — featuring footage from his farm in the San Juan Islands, as well as his 5-year-old son, Jack.

The video, which Pratt captioned "Livin’ that #farmlife," is set to Zach Williams' 2016 hit Christian song, "Chain Breaker."

"Missing home, missing the farm, missing the boy, missing the island," he wrote. "So I’m sharing this video as a way to express my gratitude for all the blessings in my life and to entice any of you watching this who may feel unease or anxiety with the state of our world to just breathe, slow down, go outside, find something not man-made and give it a good look. A leaf. A bug. A cloud. A sheep."

"As William Cullen Bryant says, 'Seek communion with her visible form....go forth under the open sky and list to nature’s teachings,'" he added. "What a beautiful creation over which we’ve been given the responsibility of stewardship."

Also in the video was a scrolling text featuring Psalm 126:2, which read, "Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. Then they said among the nations, 'The Lord has done great things for them.'"

Livin’ that #farmlife ♥️ Missing home, missing the farm, missing the boy, missing the island. So I’m sharing this video as a way to express my gratitude for all the blessings in my life and to entice any of you watching this who may feel unease or anxiety with the state of our world to just breathe, slow down, go outside, find something not man made and give it a good look. A leaf. A bug. A cloud. A sheep. As William Cullen Bryant says, “Seek communion with her visible form....go forth under the open sky and list to nature’s teachings.” What a beautiful creation over which we’ve been given the responsibility of stewardship. The song is “Chain Breaker” by Zach Williams. I didn’t get his permission to use it. Hope that’s alright. ‍♂️♥️ Big fan Zach. Please don’t sue me for all my sheep. Thanks to my farm team for all you do.

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Anything else?

The actor found himself under fire last week after sharing a photo bearing the fruits of his labor: delicious-looking various cuts from his own farm-raised lamb.

Pratt captioned the photo, "Look at all this glorious food! We will eat off him for a month."

"His wool is becoming yarn as we speak," Pratt wrote. "He lived a very good life. He was groomed and shorn, his hooves medicated, de wormed, no antibiotics necessary. Surrounded by laughing loving humans, including children to whom they provided such joy. Nuzzled, pet and loved every day."

Look at all this glorious food! We will eat off him for a month. His wool is becoming yarn as we speak. He lived a very good life. He was groomed and shorn, his hooves medicated, de wormed, no antibiotics necessary. Surrounded by laughing loving humans, including children to whom they provided such joy. Nuzzled, pet and loved every day. No stressful travel to his final destination. Trauma Free. Just a touch of a usda certified wand to his head and he goes to sleep. The other sheep don’t even notice. It’s like unplugging a tv. Then Wocka my butcher works his magic. Right now the meat is for friends, family and gifts. Soon though it may be available to my followers as we test recipes and open up to market. Gotta get some things dialed in first. I have found a new passion to add to my many others. #farmlife and jack loves it! You’ll know where to sprinkle my ashes. I’ll tell you that.

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Despite Pratt's superstar status — he raked in $17 million in 2017 and was ranked at No. 19 on Forbes' list of World's Highest-Paid Actors that year — his humble upbringing in Washington state has stuck with him.

Pratt, in a 2017 interview with Men's Fitness, spoke of his blue-collar childhood.

"I’m a worker, a guy meant to do a physical job," Pratt said. "That’s what my dad did. That’s what my grandfather did. It’s the type of work I’d be doing if there were no such thing as acting."

During the interview, he even touched upon politics and culture within the U.S.

"I really feel there’s common ground out there that’s missed because we focus on the things that separate us," Pratt explained. "You’re either the red state or the blue state, the left or the right. Not everything is politics. And maybe that’s something I’d want to help bridge, because I don’t feel represented by either side. I do feel like I relate to everybody — to the struggles of people both out here and where I grew up. I feel like I could have a beer or a meal with just about anyone and find something to relate to."

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