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Mark Wahlberg Keeps His Faith at the ‘Forefront of Everything’

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Actor and entrepreneur Mark Wahlberg continues to speak out about his faith as his career soars—both on and off camera. While Christian fans looking for clean entertainment, fans around the world are embracing his family-friendly content.

“I get great comfort from my faith. And, so I just want to share that with people,” Wahlberg recently told Christian Headlines.

During the Lenten Season and Throughout His Career, Mark Wahlberg Credits God

Wahlberg recently opened up about his faith. “I credit all of my personal and professional success to my faith and also dealing with all the difficulties in life, all the unexpected things that come your way constantly,” he said, “especially if you’re lucky enough to get older—you experience a lot of death, a lot of suffering, a lot of loss.”

“And in all of those things, I’m able to deal with those because I get great comfort from my faith. And so I just want to share that with people,” Wahlberg continued. “People always want to know, ‘What do you credit your success to?’ And that is at the forefront of everything.”

Wahlberg and “The Chosen” star Jonathan Roumie recently appeared together in a Super Bowl ad for the Hallow app. Viewers were encouraged to download the app and use it for prayer prompts throughout the season of Lent. Co-founder and CEO Alex Jones said the ad prompted the greatest number of downloads in one minute. “We’re already ranking ahead of Netflix on the App Store charts,” said Jones, even before the beginning of Lent. “Glory to God.”

In an interview on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” this past Ash Wednesday, Colbert asked Wahlberg what he is giving up for Lent. In an act of remembrance of what Christ did for humankind leading up to and on the cross, some Christians give up something of pleasure or a distraction from their life with Christ—sugar, coffee, social media—for the 40 days leading up to Easter.

“I encourage people, if it is something that distracts you from your relationship with God or prevents you from growing a closer relationship with your higher power, I would suggest giving up,” Wahlberg answered. “For me, I’m just trying to do more, I’m trying to be better, trying to utilize the talents that I have.”

“Bless you, Mark Wahlberg,” said Colbert. Wahlberg replied, “Thank you, father.”

Mark Wahlberg: A Force Behind Family-Friendly Entertainment

“Arthur the King,” in theaters March 15, tells the true story of Mikael Lindnord (Mark Wahlberg), who adopts a stray dog as he trains for an adventure race. While the storyline is a wholesome one, parents should note there is strong language in this PG-13 movie.

“It’s a true story of these adventure racers, extreme athletes. A guy is in a race 500 miles across Ecuador and sees this dog who clearly got lots of issues,” Wahlberg explained to Colbert. The dog continues to follow Lindnord and his fellow athletes for hundreds of miles. Lindnord, who was “obsessed with winning,” is faced with a decision when the dog wants to jump into the water and swim alongside Lindnord, which would disqualify Lindnord from the race.

“The cutest co-star ever!! Arthur the King is only in theaters March 15,” posted Wahlberg.