Why do we pray to the saints?

dear apologist, We pray to the saints but in the
Bible it said and i quote "consults with the dead” is “detestable to the Lord.” if this is true why do we pray to the dead?

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Recommended Reading:

The Intercession of the Saints (Fathers*)
Praying to the Saints
Saint Worship?

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