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Nik Wallenda's high-wire walk across the Grand Canyon would have been noteworthy no matter what, but the feat alone didn't set Twitter ablaze.

While many aspects of the event, the coverage and Wallenda himself were Tweeted, his prominent profession of faith sparked the most discussion.

As Wallenda inched across the cable suspended 1,500 feet in the air for 23 minutes, he continuously offered up public testament of his Christian beliefs.

This became especially prominent when the rising winds over the gorge began to sway the cable Wallenda stood on. At one point he said aloud:

"Golly, wind. Go away, in the name of Jesus. Thank you, Lord. Thank you for calming that cable, Lord. Oh, yeah. That's my savior. That's Jesus."

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Aerialist Nik Wallenda completed a tightrope walk a quarter mile over the Little Colorado River Gorge near the Grand Canyon in Arizona on Sunday.

Wallenda, of the renowned Flying Wallendas, performed the stunt on a two-inch-thick steel cable, 1,500 feet above the river on the Navajo Nation.

He took just more than 22 minutes to complete the tightrope walk, pausing and crouching twice as winds whipped around him and the rope swayed.

Nik Wallenda didn't wear any sort of harness and stepped slowly and steady throughout, murmuring prayers to Jesus almost constantly along the way.

"Thank you Lord. Thank you for calming that cable, God," he said at one point about 13 minutes into the walk, when things got particularly harrowing.

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Nick Wallenda completed the ultimate (tightrope) walk of fame last night.

His insane 1,800-foot journey over the roaring waters of Horseshoe Falls, the largest of the three waterfalls that constitute Niagara Falls and separate Canada from the U.S. in Western New York State, makes the term "daredevil" sound almost passe.

An estimated 112,000 people watched in person. Here's the video:

"I hope what I I just did inspires people around the world to reach for the skies," Wallenda, 33, told reporters after his fear, which aired on ABC.

He said he was "on cloud nine" after braving blinding mist and "wind coming from every which way" on his 30-minute international tightrope walk.

"There was no way to focus on the movement of the cable," he said. "If I looked down at the cable, there was water moving everywhere."

Conversely, he added, "If I looked up, there was heavy mist blowing in front of my face. So it was just a very unique, a weird sensation."

That's putting it mildly. So how did Nik, who paid homage to his circus family, the Flying Wallendas, possibly make it through such a harrowing stunt?

"A lot of praying," he said. "A lot of praying. That's for sure."

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