This community exists because of God. In, with and through Him. The ability to love God and ones neighbor is only possible because of Him.
Ephesians 2:19 So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are citizens with the saints and also members of the household of God, built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the cornerstone. In him the whole structure is joined together and grows into a holy temple in the Lord; in whom you also are built together spiritually into a dwelling-place for God.
I can support it with scripture also plus dead saint is an oxymoron in the sense that the saints in heaven are more fully alive than we are. We speak of death in two ways the first is physical death-the separation of body from soul and the second spiritual death-the separation of body and soul from God.What i said above I can support with scripture but no where does it say to pray to dead saints
The saints are only dead in the first sense and not in the second rather they are alive in Christ right now.
Romans 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
It is more properly said that we ask the saints to pray for us (when a catholic says he prays to the saints this is the way in which he means it) whether you ask them or not they are praying for you in heaven.
God has made us an incredible community to be part of and I must say I am enjoying it immensely, all my friends including the saints in heaven for whom I am so grateful to God for. I am having the time of my life. What He has made is exciting and so full of life and relationship would be a shame to reduce it to something less than it is.