the/an answer to (one's) prayer(s)

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the/an answer to (one's) prayer(s)

The perfect solution to a desperate need. Can be used literally (when one has actually prayed) or in a more figurative sense. I really believe this job was the answer to my prayer for a better life. This grant is an answer to our prayers. The center can stay open now!
See also: answer

the ˌanswer to somebody’s ˈprayers

a thing or a person that somebody has waited for or wanted for a long time: If you’ve been looking for a good quality fleece at a reasonable price, this one could be the answer to your prayers.
See also: answer, prayer
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(To have a son is an answer to our prayers, that is why my heart is overflowing from this blessing.)
Pastor of LifePoint Church Mike Sutton-Smith, said: "This new building is an answer to our prayers. We've managed to completely redevelop and modernise it so that it is ready to make a difference in the community."
It's worrying that so many senior political figures in the North East continue to see Brussels as an answer to our prayers. EU money should support our effort and initiative, not be a replacement.
"This news is an answer to our prayers. We continue to hope and pray for their release," the CPT said in a statement following the release of the video Jan.
These two men were an answer to our prayers and have truly made a difference in a lot of lives."
NEWS that Abigail Witchalls' unborn child had survived the attempt to kill her was welcomed as 'an answer to our prayers' last night.
The Secretary of State, Phil Keisling, told me, `This may be the best thing that happens in the Legislature this year' and a Native American spiritual leader, Bernie Cliff, said, `That was an answer to our prayers.'