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‘The Only One That Can Save Us Is Jesus,’ Says ‘Black Panther’ Star Letitia Wright in Instagram Prayer

British Actress Prays for Celebrities and Fans Following Her Account to Have a Relationship With God

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Actress Letitia Wright prays with fans on Instagram, May 2, 2020. (Photo: Instagram/Letitia Wright)

An admittedly emotional Letitia Wright took to social media to give a message about Jesus that she felt compelled to share with her 1.7 million Instagram followers.

“I just felt this pull this morning, pretty much like a burden on my heart to come on my social media, come on my Instagram to share with you guys today about Jesus,” the “Black Panther” star said in her Saturday video post. “I really feel led to just be real with you and let you know, the way everything’s happening in the world, I pray that everybody’s safe, anybody that’s looking at this is safe, well and healthy.”

“But what’s happening in our world is a reflection and pretty much a warning and everything that Jesus has been telling us in the Bible, that God has been telling us about that. The ways of the world, the systems of the world is [sic] very shaken and not stable, it’s very fragile. And the only thing that’s sustainable, the only thing that can hold us together is God and the only one that can save us is Jesus,” Wright added.

The award-winning actress, clad in a black hoodie and black “God Is Dope” ball cap, went on to briefly share her story about how she used to live without Jesus and was “doing OK, until it wasn’t good enough anymore” and she “hit a brick wall.”

Wright has previously shared on several occasions, even on stage at the 2019 BAFTA Awards, her story of overcoming depression with God’s help. She regularly expresses her faith on social media, leaving no doubt among followers who she credits for her successes.

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Letitia Wright and Forest Whitaker speaking at the 2017 San Diego Comic Con International, for “Black Panther”, at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, California. (Photo: Gage Skidmore )

The Guyana-born British actress explained in her Instagram video Saturday that she wanted to pray for people to develop a relationship with God. She warned against depending on “fragile” things like the government and money was not “sustainable.”

“I tell you the truth. There’s literally nothing like Jesus’ presence. He’s real and his love is real,” she said, adding that she was very much still a work in progress. “I’m literally under construction. Everyday he’s molding and shaping me.”

“But I know that he wants souls,” Wright, 26, added. “I know that he wants people to be set free, and I’ve been set free and I continue to be set free everyday. A relationship with God is worth more than anything.”

The actress invited all of her followers—whether they were other celebrities or fans who simply admire her work—to “make a step and make a change” for their lives.

Wright, sitting with a Bible on her lap, invited viewers to give their life to Jesus by “partner(ing) up with the kingdom of heaven” and rejecting the “kingdom of darkness.”

She explained that people can come to God simply as they are.

“I promise you that this is the best decision you can ever make,” she said, although she emphasized that moving from darkness into light would bring challenges, even the loss of friends.

Wright eventually bowed her head, put her hands out palm up, and prayed what some Christians refer to as the “Sinner’s Prayer” or “Salvation Prayer”—when someone who isn’t a follower of Jesus Christ prays in repentance of their sins and expresses their belief in him as their savior.

Wright begins her “super-simple” prayer at about 6:35 in the video.

“I’m so excited for all of you that just prayed that prayer,” she said afterward, welcoming participants “to God’s kingdom.”

“It’s a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful life, I tell you. no matter what you face, no matter what you go through, there’s such peace and God’s presence is really real,” she said.

Wright went on to encourage viewers to find a local church and get a Bible or download a Bible app to “get into the word.” Wright encouraged followers to specifically spend time in the Gospels. She also encouraged them to find online sermons and to keep praying.

“Welcome to God’s kingdom!” she said a final time before ending the video.


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    Nicola A. Menzie is Editorial Director of Faithfully Magazine. Nicola is a religion reporter in NYC whose bylines have appeared on the websites of the Religion News Service, The Christian Post, CBS News and Vibe magazine. You can find her on Twitter @namenzie. Email: nicola.menzie (at) faithfullymagazine.com