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... it will be to raise up someone...

to + infinitive describes purpose - ie why you do something. Other examples :
I'm going out to do some shopping.
I phoned John to tell him about the meeting.


for + gerund = use - ie what something is used for.
Don't use that liquid - it's for cleaning the floor, not for washing dishes

The rest is OK grammatically, but sounds a bit stilted. It's difficult to comment without knowing the context, but I'd probably say something like : If ever you see me kneeling down, it will be because I'm helping someone else get up.
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