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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Pastor of LifePoint Church Mike Sutton-Smith, said: "This new building is an answer to our prayers.
It's worrying that so many senior political figures in the North East continue to see Brussels as an answer to our prayers.
These two men were an answer to our prayers and have truly made a difference in a lot of lives.
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.