I came across this tweet from Sen Rob Portman from Ohio, referring to the death of Otto Warmbier,
His passing today is a loss for Ohio and for all of us. Jane and I are lifting up the Warmbier family in our prayers at this difficult time.
I have tried both the Dictionary.com and Collins dictionary, but the closest meaning of this phrase I could find is 'raise up, hoist'. But I think it's somehow off the mark in the mentioned context, as we can't literally raise up people in the prayer. Unless it means figuratively to 'hoist' people to heaven, which I can find no source to bear out. Therefore, I was curious about people's take on this question.