Listen, the example is in scripture of God doing extraordinary things through Paul. Now if what God has done is a stumbling block to peoples faith in Him, and instable folks displace their faith into a rag over the Living God I cant help that.
Someone could take that up with the Judge of all is what I would advise.
Just because you got nutballs trying to duplicate the authentic and displace others faith in God to be in either rags or into their own ministries doesn't negate what God has done.
Ive never chased down any advertised "prayer cloths" and Im not proposing others do that either, what I saying is that its possible with God to do just that.
Unless the scriptures lie showing God can, but because of some wierdos we void what God can do (through their doings).
It's not an issue of what's possible. It's an issue of what's probable. I mean I can go through the Bible and find all kinds of miracles that were done using something unconventional. Elijah laying over the body of a dead boy, Jesus healing blindness made with a mixture of dirt and saliva, people getting healed by Peter's shadow.
This is just one of those situations where a point of contact was needed at that time. It was not meant to become a modern Christian practice. It was good for that time and that time only.
Things like that were needed to prove the authority of the aposltes, that their message was true and from God. There were apostolic gifts and miracle working power that resided only in the apostles and were not passed down to anyone else.
Prayer cloths are nothing but a gimmick that modern Charismatic/Word of Faith teachers use to hook people in. It operates from the assumption that healing is for everyone and God will heal every sick person and Bible simply makes no such promises.
We need to stick with the truth of Scripture and not get lassoed into these gimmicks. God will bless and heal those whom He chooses to prayer cloth or not. It is His sovereign will to do as He pleases.