"The Bible says to pray without ceasing and I'm always praying." -Nik Wallenda
If 7th-generation acrobat Nik Wallenda had just walked the wire over Niagara, last Friday, with nothing said on his part, it would have been extraordinary enough. But, the aspect that made his historic feat so "over-the-top" inspiring, was his constant communication with his earthly dad and his Heavenly Father.
High above the rushing waters, Nik was encouraged every step of the way by his dad from the ABC Live remote truck via the 2-way radio headset he wore. And, he received encouragement and strength from the Lord as he kept a running prayer of thanksgiving and praise throughout.
His poise and calm spirit was direct evidence of God's "peace that passes understanding," as he pulled off what no one else has.
Frankly, the presence of God that I felt as I watched Nik carefully?and very prayerfully?place step after step on the 2-inch thick wire cable, while the roaring falls threatened underneath, was as much as any worship service I've taken part in.
"Oh Lord, You're my Savior, You're my King," praised Nik on the wire. "You're my Jesus, my Counselor, You're my Wisdom. I praise You, Jesus, Thank You Jesus, Thank You, Lord. I praise You my Father?" (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Frank Gunn)
According to a God Reports article, Nik fasted for eight hours prior to the walk.
Nik Wallenda, who reportedly is a Born Again Christian, was interviewed this week on Good Morning America, and directly asked about his praying while he walked the wire.
"I prayed non-stop," he said, "The Bible says to pray without ceasing and I'm always praying."
Watch the full ABC News archive of Nik Wallenda's Wire Walk over Niagara, CLICK HERE or on the source link provided.
With all of the unsavory viewing choices before us on TV, I appreciate the fact that ABC kept a good portion of Nik's prayer and comments audible both during the historic walk, and also archived in the full video available on their website. (They could have edited it all out, but they did not)
In the interest of giving credit where credit is due, I am including contact info and links to ABC News, for our readers to contact them and thank them for airing Nik's walk and his inspirational praying throughout it. No doubt there are some who didn't like it, and have already made their voices heard.
To contact ABC News and thank them, follow the link below (please remember to be polite and courteous):
Write: ABC News, 7 West 66th Street, New York, NY 10023