Mark Wahlberg was blown away at the response from Christians after he made this simple request

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Actor Mark Wahlberg is one of the few outspoken Christians in Hollywood.

He made one surprising request in front of the biggest audience of his career.

And Mark Walberg was blown away at the response from Christians after he made this simple request.

The Super Bowl between the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers became the most-watched television program ever, pulling in more than 123 million viewers.

The big game’s commercials featured the usual ads for beer, food, and cars, but a little-known app may have had the biggest night.

Christian prayer app Hallow parlayed a Super Bowl commercial into a major increase in downloads.

The 30-second spot featured actors Mark Wahlberg, who narrated the ad, and Jonathan Roumie, who plays Jesus on The Chosen.

“God, we take this moment just to give you thanks,” Wahlberg said. “We thank you for this time to come together, as family, as friends, and as a country. Help us, Lord, especially this Lent, to grow closer to you, Amen.”

Wahlberg asked the audience to “join us in prayer this Lent on Hallow,” and to “stay prayed up.”

Hallow CEO Alex Jones – who is of no relation to the controversial InfoWars host – said that the Super Bowl ad was a “dream come true.” 

“For the first time ever during the Super Bowl, we all got to take 30 seconds to give thanks to God,” Jones said.

He added that the app had a “phenomenal night” for downloads after the ad ran.

“We’ve heard from many who were inspired to join us and give prayer a try for the first time in a long time this Lent,” Jones told Fox News.

Hallow decided to run the ad during the Super Bowl because it fell on the same week as Ash Wednesday, the start of Lent.

Ash Wednesday is also the start of Hallow’s Pray40 “prayer challenge,” which runs through Easter.

Jones said that the Super Bowl ad was “a huge bet for us,” but that he and his staff were “blown away by the responses to the spot.”

“When we were producing the spot we decided to really to just focus on making it all about Jesus — just on spending time in prayer with God,” Jones added.

Hallow’s big bet on the Super Bowl paid off.

Unlike the typical celebrity hawking a consumer product in a Super Bowl commercial, Mark Wahlberg was able to encourage millions of Christians to join him in prayer this Lenten season.

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