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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Elsewhere, Della is unimpressed with the state of the rental market, but when Grampy discovers a health-hazard, it is stroke of luck that may be the answer to her prayers. Comedy, starring Rebekah Staton.
Elsewhere, Della is unimpressed with the state of the rental market, but when Grampy discovers a health-hazard, it is a stroke of luck that may be the answer to her prayers. Comedy, starring Rebekah Staton.
As far as Rosemary was concerned, I was the answer to her prayers.
Adriana Iliescu said the birth of daughter Eliza-Maria on Sunday was an "act of God" - and the answer to her prayers.
Speaking for the first time since giving birth at the weekend, pensioner Adriana Iliescu said daughter Eliza-Maria was the answer to her prayers.
Nadia was thrilled to be asked to join EastEnders - because it was the answer to her prayers.
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