In Exodus 32, we read that Moses prayed and God “changed his mind”.
Now we know that God doesn’t literally change His mind. But what happened here was Moses prayed according to what God had planned and the outcome was what Moses prayed for.
So if Moses didn’t pray, would God have sent judgment? Yes.
But God knew that he would pray and that he would answer that prayer.
When we pray for miracles and healing and provision according to God’s word, His plan is to use that prayer to bring about His glory.
All throughout the gospels, we see people being attracted to Jesus because of the miraculous.
He then used that to preach to them. The more he did miracles, the more people he got to preach to.
Eventually His words are what brought people to being saved, but he used the miraculous to start the conversation.
And I believe that today is no different.