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Chris Pratt says listening to Christian music while running has helped his mental health

by Donna Birrell

The actor Chris Pratt says listening to Christian music while running has helped him overcome feelings of depression.

In an Instagram post, the 42 year old star of Jurassic World, Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengers End Game, said he had felt upset after facing a backlash for a controversial post he'd written earlier thanking his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger,for giving him a 'healthy' daughter. Critics said this appeared to deride his ex-wife with whom he has a son who suffers from health issues.

 The actor who became a committed Christian as a teenager posted : 

"Good morning, everybody. I went to bed last night really kind of upset and depressed, and I woke up feeling crappy, and I didn't want to work out.

"I knew, though, that if I put on my Christian music playlist and I got out in the woods and ran, that I'd feel better, but I just didn't want to. I did it anyways and gosh was I right, it felt amazing. I got out in the woods, got my blood pumping, and God sat down there right there next to me.

"I don't get emotional that often, but I actually got emotional there in the woods. I just felt like there was another in the fire standing next to me - that's the song, actually, I think that's the lyric in the song.

"But that moment, it really captured me. So I just really want to say, all glory to God. If you feel down today, maybe exercise, maybe listen to some good worship music or get the word in, because it really helped me this morning."

Reports suggest the song Chris was listening to was "Another in the Fire" by Hillsong United - a band that originated as part of the same Hillsong Church that the actor has attended.

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