Would it be true to say that miracles require faith in God and Jesus?
Faith is always necessary for healing in the gospels - we can see this every time Jesus healed someone. It was their faith in Jesus that made people well – eg a woman with severe bleeding showed faith and her faith saved her.
Prayer strengthens a person’s belief, allowing miracles to happen.
Miracles take place today when we have faith - eg there have been 69 certified cures in Lourdes (a small town in France where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared).
Miracles strengthen faith. Therefore the miracle has to happen first and then a person will trust and have faith (although some may find it hard to accept that miracles happen and consider it to be luck or a coincidence).
Having great faith does not mean miracles always happen.
Miracles still happen today
People have been written off by doctors who say that they only have a certain length of time to live. Yet some of these people have made a full recovery.
There have been 69 cases in Lourdes where science and medicine cannot explain why the person has made a full recovery. These people have been healed because of their faith in the miraculous water of Lourdes.
Only doctors can cure us. It’s a waste of money going to somewhere like Lourdes exepcting a miracle cure, because they just don’t happen.
People today do not place any importance on religion anymore so they don’t have faith or pray, therefore miracles can’t happen.