Mark Wahlberg recently shared his secret to a productive morning: a half hour of prayer.
Tuesday, the 47-year-old actor took to Instagram to answer some questions from fans regarding his fitness routine. He surprised followers by giving them a peek into his grueling schedule, which typically begins at 2:30 a.m.
Wahlberg is pretty well known for constantly staying in shape, and his daily routine (two major workouts) proves how he manages to do so. And though his routine is strenuous, he shares that he always makes time for prayer each morning.
The actor has spoken publicly about his faith. In 2017, he spoke to a room full of young adults at a (re)Encounter event at the UIC Pavillion in Chicago. He spoke about his childhood and how he wasn’t raised in a Christian home. In fact, he dropped out of school at 13 and served prison time. At 16, he was charged with attempted murder but pleaded guilty to assault.
“A lot of people go to God, especially when they get in trouble,” Wahlberg told the room of youth. “When I heard the jail doors close behind me, I started praying right away.”
It was then and there that he chose to turn his life around. He continued, “Every day, it’s a process. That’s why I start my day, every day, by getting on my hands and my knees and starting a time of prayer and reading, reading Scripture. Then I feel like I can go out there and conquer the world … or at least do my job and give back because I’ve been blessed so much.”