‘Prayer Baby’ drowns in church’s baptism tank

A mother in Decatur, Ala., says her prayers were answered when, after years of trying, she had a baby boy nearly two years ago. But tragedy struck when Brayden King was left in the care of his teen sister at church on Friday: She lost track of him for a short while, and he was found dead in 33 inches of water in the church’s baptismal tank, reports Reuters. Brayden was 22 months old.

“I’ve been preaching 30 years, this is the first time in my ministry I’ve been speechless,” the pastor of the Pentecostal House of Prayer tells Al.com. “I know (God) is too wise to make mistakes, but in my humanity, I can’t lie. I’ve had to get on my knees.” He plans to do baptisms at another church for the time being, adds theChristian Post. “I don’t know how long it will take to heal.” An autopsy will likely be performed in the next few days. (Earlier this summer, a 2-year-old nearly drowned—hours after swimming in a pool.)

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