Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg is renowned as one of the best actors in the world, but his daily life is underpinned by prayer, he has revealed.
Hollywood star Wahlberg said a daily prayer and devotional programme is at the core of his life.
He said: “That’s the most important thing. I take a day off; I take two days a week off from the gym now.
“But I don’t take a day off from getting on my hands and my knees and reading my daily devotionals and, first of all, expressing the gratitude that I have for all the blessings that have been bestowed upon me. And then, of course, asking for the strength and guidance to be able to use the talents and gifts that God’s given me to help others and to know what the right thing is and to do so… to be the best husband I can be, best father I can be.”
When describing how much time he puts into his prayer life, Wahlberg said it depends on how long his prayer list is.
He added: “I meet people along the way, and I add people to my prayers. If I see somebody in the public eye, or that I read in the newspaper about somebody that’s struggling, somebody that has a child that’s having a health issue, stuff like that, I add them to my prayers, and I usually ended up keeping them in my prayers.
“So it’s now 20 minutes of praying, actual praying, and then my reading and stuff like that.”
Having faith in God is what informs his everyday life, the father of four explained.
He added: “Look, I will not hide the fact that I love the Lord and I want to be committed to serving the Lord, but I also don’t jam it down anybody’s throat. But it’s better to never have known God than to deny God.”