Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg has invited his millions of Instagram followers to pray the rosary with him.
Last week, Wahlberg encourage his fans in a video he posted on his Instagram page, he said, “Let’s do the Rosary together and stay prayed up. You got to stay prayed up.”
In the video, Wahlberg refers to his partnership with the Hallow app, a Catholic prayer app that according to Fox News, is the most downloaded and used Catholic app in the world.
The Hallow app allows members to join with a 3-month free trial, after which subscription fees are priced at $8.99 per month or $59.99 per year.
“I’ve been getting a lot of messages from people who have been praying every day and finding peace. And especially sending wonderful messages about doing the Rosary with me on the Hallow app,” Wahlberg said.
“If you haven’t yet, go to the Hallow app and let’s do the rosary together and stay prayed up. You got to stay prayed up!” he added.
The 50-year-old Oscar nominee is a devout Catholic and the Catholic faith has been making headlines in recent years, he has always been open to sharing his faith in Hollywood.
Wahlberg starred in his first faith-based film, Father Stu, this month, which is based on the true tale of the late Father Stuart Long, a boxer-turned-priest who contracted a terrible inflammatory muscle condition shortly after entering the priesthood.
The movie, which stars Wahlberg as Fr. Stu and fellow Catholic Mel Gibson as Fr. Stu’s father, received mixed reviews from Catholic audiences.
Wahlberg revealed in 2018 that he had asked God to forgive him for “bad choices [he] made in [his] past,” including starring in the 1997 film Boogie Nights, being involved with gangs as a youngster, and ending up in jail.
He also revealed that he wakes up at 2:30 am each morning so he can get in some prayer time by 2:45 am. And that devotion is exactly what led him to create his current movie.
Nonetheless, Wahlberg considers the film “the most important movie” he’s ever made.
“And it’s the best movie I’ve ever been a part of,” he told Fox News.