Anyone who watched the Nik Wallenda live-OR-die high-wire stunt live on TV Sunday night witnessed one of the great moments of TV in the last few years ... and Jesus played a prominent role.

Nik was perched on a 2" wire, 1,500 feet over the Grand Canyon floor.  For 22 awesome minutes he was teetering on the edge of death, as his wife and children watched ... and it was broadcast live on Discovery's "Skywire."

It seemed Nik mentioned Jesus every other step, at times asking him to subdue the menacing wind gusts and at times just thanking him for having his back.

In all ... Nik gave props to Jesus 63 times, and "the Lord" 39 times.

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