A-list actor gives impassioned award acceptance speech about God’s love and prayer

A-list actor gives impassioned award acceptance speech about God’s love and prayer
Actor Chris Pratt preaches God's love during award acceptance speech on Monday night. (Getty Images)

Actor Chris Pratt delivered a powerful testimony of faith while accepting an award at Monday night’s MTV Movie Awards.

What did he say?

During his acceptance speech for the coveted Generation Award, the “Guardians of the Galaxy” star told those in attendance — and those tuned in via the live broadcast — that “God is real.”

He kicked off his acceptance speech by addressing the next generation.

“This being the Generation Award, I’m going to cut to the chase and speak to you, the next generation,” he began.

He goes on to list “9 Rules From Chris Pratt.”

They are as follows:

  1. “Breathe. If you don’t, you’ll suffocate.”
  2. “You have a soul. Be careful with it.”
  3. “Don’t be a turd. If you’re strong, be a protector, and if you’re smart, be a humble influencer. Strength and intelligence can be weapons and do not wield them against the weak. That makes you a bully. Be bigger than that.”
  4. “When giving a dog medicine, put the medicine in a little hamburger and they won’t even know they’re eating medicine.”
  5. “Doesn’t matter what it is — earn it. A good deed, reach out to someone in pain, be of service; it feels good, and it’s good for your soul.”
  6. “God is real. God loves you, God wants the best for you. Believe that. I do.”
  7. “If you have to poop at a party, but you’re embarrassed, because you’re going to stink up the bathroom, just do what I do: lock the door, sit down, get all the pee out first. And then when all the pee’s done, poop, flush, boom. You minimize the amount of time the poop is touching the air, ’cause if you poop first, it takes you longer to pee and then you’re peeing on top of it, stirring up the poop particles that create a cloud and it goes out and everyone in the party will know that you pooped. Just trust me, it’s science.”
  8. “Learn to pray. It’s easy, and it’s so good for your soul.”
  9. “Nobody is perfect. People are gonna tell you you’re perfect just the way you are — you’re not. You are imperfect. 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. 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, do not forget it. Don’t take it for granted.”

You can watch the full acceptance speech below.