From your questions, I assume you are referencing the time in the scriptures where Lazarus died and was raised from the dead by the Lord Jesus.  That is found in John 11:1-44.  It is an incredible account of the Lord’s power, love, and compassion.

We read in that portion that the Lord got word that Lazarus was sick.  Instead of rushing to him to heal him, the Lord waited.  He then received news that Lazarus was dead.  Of course, none of this surprised the Lord.  He already had a plan in action.  He went to Lazarus’ grave with His disciples.  By the time the Lord arrived, Lazarus had been dead four days (verses 17 and 39).  When Martha knew the Lord was coming, she ran to Him and said, “Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.” (Verse 21).  Later, Lazarus’ other sister, Mary said the same thing to the Lord in verse 32.  What great faith and great disappointment in one sentence!  Both of Lazarus’ sisters believed in the Lord and His power but did not realize the extent of His power.  Not only could he heal the sick, He could raise the dead!

Let’s read John 11:33, “When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he GROANED IN THE SPIRIT, and was troubled.”  To ‘groan in the spirit’ literally means that the Lord ‘sighed with chagrin.’  This means that the Lord suffered “distress of mind caused by disappointment.”  Perhaps He was disappointed in Mary and Martha for their limited faith in His ability.  They certainly did not question His love but seemed limited in their faith as to His power.  The Lord had already told Martha, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” (Verse 25).  The Lord would later tell His disciples, “…ye believe in God, believe also in me.” (John 14:1).  Indeed, Jesus IS God and His power is not limited.

Let’s continue reading of this event by reading John 11:39-44, “Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.”  Here at Lazarus’ tomb, the Lord commanded that the stone that sealed his tomb be removed.  Then we read that, “JESUS LIFTED UP HIS EYES” and began praying to His Father.  What a revealing and powerful prayer it was!  He thanked His Father for hearing Him.  He prayed aloud so the people there would hear Him and realize that He was sent from the Father.

In praying, the Lord, “LIFTED UP HIS EYES.”  Why did He do that?  Let’s compare another time we read of the Lord doing that.  We read in Luke 6:20, “And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed be ye poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.”  Christ LOOKED at His disciples as He blessed them.  His concentration was upon them as He gazed upon them.  In prayer, we might see that Christ’s heart was prepared for communication with His Father.  I don’t believe we find anywhere else in the Word that the Lord Jesus prayed just before performing a miracle. Here, the Lord prayed “because of the people which stand by.”  As the Lord Himself acknowledged, this is a good example of prayer prayed in the hearing of others for the sake of the hearers.  By His posture (eyes lifted towards Heaven) and His words “Father, I thank thee…” the Lord Jesus demonstrated the presence of His Father.  His prayer manifested the Lord’s unity with His Father and His dependence upon His Father.  And His prayer was answered.  Lazarus rose from the dead.

There is so much rich ministry in this chapter.  I encourage you to read it, meditate upon it, and receive the lessons the Lord has for you in this remarkable chapter.  (365.6)