I came across a friends blog
on this topic and thought it would make for an interesting discussion.
It is something that has been practiced since early Christianity. That
is chiefly that we communicate with our brothers and sisters in Christ
that have gone on before us in life. Catholics and Orthodox both
practice this form of prayer today.
I am not certain where I stand I on the idea, however, I do love the
fact that because of Christ, death has no victory over us. Those who
have gone on before us are still very much alive because of what Christ
accomplished on the cross. Which leads me to believe that we can “pray”
to them in the sense that they are able to hear us. Death has not made
their victory banner mute.