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Nik Wallenda Completes Tightrope Walking Across Grand Canyon With Praise to Jesus

( [email protected] ) Jun 23, 2013 05:05 AM EDT
Nik Wallenda succeeded Sunday evening in crossing the Grand Canyon gorge on two inches of wire, setting the Guinness World Record in the longest and tallest tightrope walk ever.
Daredevil Nik Wallenda gestures during a news conference after completing a high-wire walk on a two-inch (5-cm) diameter steel cable rigged 1,400 feet (426.7 metres) across more than a quarter-mile deep remote section of the Grand Canyon near Little Colorado River, Arizona June 23, 2013. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Nik Wallenda succeeded Sunday evening in crossing the Grand Canyon gorge on two inches of wire, setting the Guinness World Record in the longest and tallest tightrope walk ever.

Just before his stunt, Wallenda had preacher Joel Osteen with him to offer spiritual support and lead prayer with the family.

His walk across Grand Canyon has sparked an online frenzy across social media platform.

Nik Wallenda is heard saying prayers and praising Jesus as he walked the rope.

Many tweeted words of prayers for his safety and success to cross the gorge.

“Psalms 37:23 The steps of a man are established by the LORD, and He delights in his way. #Skywire @nikwallenda,” Diane Sheets tweeted.

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