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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As for Horace Baxter, he was in financial difficulties a year ago last summer, and he prayed to the Lord for help; and when his wife died and he got her life insurance he said he believed it was the answer to his prayer.
BEDWORTH United manager Bernie Cope is hoping Danny Edmond could be the answer to his prayers and provide the goals that win games.
DEAN RICHARDS identified Nick Evans as the answer to his prayers months before what will go down in Harlequins history as The Drive.
Down-on-his-luck show-band manager, Tony Golden, played by Cracker star Liam Cunningham, hears Denise's dulcet tones and reckons she is the answer to his prayers.
The Lens defender flew in for talks with Reid about a season-long loan at Elland Road and he seems the answer to his prayers.
The Danish boss has been scouring Europe for a proven goalscorer but he may have found the answer to his prayers on his doorstep.
This fall, junior Anita Siraki, whom the devoutly religious Switzer calls the answer to his prayers, is on pace to become the Tornadoes' first female runner to earn national accolades.
He takes refuge in a monastery, where the restful routine seems the answer to his prayers - except that a real serial killer lurks there too.
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