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Mar 08, 2019 by Helena

Mark Wahlberg Starts Lent With Praying for His 12M Followers

Mark Wahlberg, actor in his latest film "instant family" shared on Instagram how he kicked off the Lenten season by going to church on Ash Wednesday, so Chrisitan Post reports. He follows that up with a heartfelt prayer to his 12 million followers.

Ash Wednesday is the start of the six weeks of penitence before Easter. It's called like that because Catholic clergy wanted to remind their followers that they're made from dust and will one day return to dust.

“It's here, one of my favorite times of the year, Happy Ash Wednesday to everybody,” Wahlberg said in an Instagram video. “Make sure if you're Catholic that you go get your ashes.”

God bless everybody, all religions, all walks of life

In his prayer of blessings, he says: “God bless everybody, all religions, all walks of life, lots of prayers going out for everybody. Looking forward to Easter coming up soon but God bless you all in this Lent season, God bless you always,”

He continues on to say for him this is the perfect time to also take time away from Social Media to spend more time with God.