We are not lifted up, but Christ comes down to man. This is the direction of Grace and this is the direction of God's gifts, downward. Downward to The Cross, downward to the grave, downward into our sin. So also we recognize that in true Christian Worship, we are not directed to lift ourselves up to heaven, but instead, through the work of the Holy Spirit, God comes down to man.
God reaches down to man in His Word, in His words of forgiveness and mercy, through absolution, in His Holy Supper, in the Waters of Holy Baptism, down to sinful man as man could never in a billion lifetimes even begin to ascend to the perfection of God. Martin Luther says in his Heidelberg Disputation, "It is certain that man must utterly despair of his own ability before he is prepared to receive the grace of Christ." He lifts us up, our works, efforts and merits are nothing more than us holding our own filth in His face. When we think that we have something to offer God, we are saying that we can help Him to save us.
The Direction of your worship reflects the direction of your salvation. Always God reaching down to sinners, who on bent knees acknowledge their wretchedness. In those low places, where there are the lowly, the fallen, the wretched, there Christ enters our existence and extends His mercy through His Word, His Sacraments and His Bride, the church. Our sacrifices avail us nothing, but Christ's atonement has won us everything.