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!
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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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Commentators on this psalm agree that only such a person can hope to receive an answer to their prayer of deliverance from enemies.
He said: "For some people this is going to look like an answer to their prayers but it risks taking them into dangerous territory.