Chris Pratt announced the birth of his newly born daughter, Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt, on Monday.

Lyla is Chris and his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger’s first child together.

The Parks and Recreation star paired his announcement with two Bible verses often used by the pro-life community to affirm the value of life at all stages.

From his Instagram account, Pratt posted:

“We are beyond thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter, Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt. We couldn’t be happier. Both mom and baby are doing great. We are extremely blessed. Love Katherine and Chris

Psalm 126:3
The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.

Psalm 127:3-4
Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”

Pratt has not shied away from his faith over the years.

In 2012, Pratt and his then-wife Anna Faris birthed their son Jack. Jack was nine weeks premature which, according to Pratt, was frightening for both him and Faris.

But for a dinosaur trainer, nothing can be too scary, right? Pratt expressed how the experience “redefined” his walk with God.

“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.”


John Wesley Reid

John Wesley Reid is a Washington D.C. – based journalist and political commentator. A native of southern California, John studied political science at Biola University after serving in the Marine Corps. His favorite past times are studying theology, running, playing Skipbo, traveling, and dropping the classiest of puns.

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