This is insightful. It begs the question what is prayer to and how is that more or less prayerful than prayer with. WE are told by our Lord, when we pray to say: Our Father etc. what follows is a mix of prayer with and prayer to, it seems to me. "Which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come, thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven", is a prayer with, in that it is more of a statement of what God wants and our aligning ourselves with God's desires in the matters mentioned and our agreement with God's intentions for everything and everyone. "Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us", are straighforward requests with qualifying conditions, but are also group requests, not just individual ones. "Lead us", is a general request in consolidation with all of God's children, to be guided by God in all we do, "Not into temptation, but deliver us from evil", is a statement of faith in God's benign intentions to guide us through this life rather than subject us to temptation, (we know that God can't be tempted and does not tempt anyone James 1:13). So it's more of a prayer with than a prayer to. The rest is a statement of our confidence in God's ability to bring everything in heaven and on earth to an eventually successful conclusion. So it's a prayer with, God not just a prayer to God. Nevertheless we are told by our Master to address prayer directly to Our Father, not even to Our Master Jesus Christ, let alone to a hierarchy of 'go-betweens' who are probably not omnipresent and able to hear our requests. Phil 4:6. Though having said all this I have to admit I may have been spectacularly helped by St Anthony on a number of notable occasions regarding 'lost things' which were remarkably restored to me and others after requesting his assistance. I feel that saints in heaven would be no less willing to offer assistance to a fellow believer than would saints on earth and would do it to the glory of God. .