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Denzel Washington and His Producer Prayed and Read Bible Together Every Day While Filming New Movie

Leah Marieann Klett : Nov 6, 2017 : Gospelherald.com

"God put us together. Dan and I have been prayer partners in this whole collaboration ... We were on the same page from day one. We know Who we work for, and we're just trying to do our best work." -Denzel Washington

airlift(Hollywood, CA)—[Gospelherald.com] Denzel Washington revealed that while shooting the forthcoming film, "Roman J. Israel, Esq.," he and producer and writer Dan Gilroy prayed and read the Bible every day. (Photo: Denzel Washington in "Roman J. Israel, Esq."/via Indiewire.com)

"God put us together," Washington the 62-year-old Academy Award winner told The Gospel Herald during a press junket at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles Saturday. "We prayed every day, we read the daily Word every day."

He added, "Dan and I have been prayer partners in this whole collaboration ... We were on the same page from day one. We know Who we work for, and we're just trying to do our best work."

Roman J. Israel, Esq.," also starring actors Colin Farrell and Carmen Ejogo, follows an idealistic defense attorney (Washington) whose deeply-held beliefs are shaken when an unexpected series of events challenge his passion for helping the poor and disenfranchised.

"He is Old Testament, he knows the law, but, not to say he doesn't have faith, but he has faith in the law," Washington explained of his character. "His conviction was through the law."

While the film isn't "faith-based," it's chock-full of Biblical themes, including sacrifice, (Roman gives up family, fortune, and reputation for the sake of a cause he firmly believes in), honor, and faith in the unseen.

"I speak now and I'm doing what God told me to do from the beginning," Washington told GH. "It was prophesied that I would travel the world and preach to millions of people. It was prophesied when I was 20. I thought it was through my work and it has been."

airlift"My mother said to me when I was 59, she said, 'Denzel, you do a lot of good. You have to do good the right way and you know what I'm talking about,'" Washington continued. "I don't drink anymore, I don't do any of those things. I'm all about the message, to the degree that I know it, and I'm unashamed and unafraid to share it!" (Photo: Denzel Washington/via Christian Cinema)

In the age of social media, Washington said it's easy to lose sight of one's convictions, as society is constantly bombarded with an overwhelming amount of information.

"I was reading about this today in my prayer and meditation—it is so difficult to trust that Jesus died for our sins because the mind never shuts off, especially in this world," he said. "We know, we know, we know, but we forget, moment by moment"...

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