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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"I kept praying for a long time that I would get something to do that was satisfying to God," recalls Cochrane, a devout Catholic, "I guess that was the answer to my prayer."
And, at first, the monthly repayments were about the same and I thought it was the answer to my prayers."
'She was possible because of our determination and of course the answer to my prayers, my little miracle, a wonder made possible by the grace of God.'
I LEFT my husband six months ago and foolishly moved in with a man I thought was the answer to my prayers. I was wrong.
The woman, who does not want to be named, said: "Spending 50p has become the answer to my prayers."
He could be the answer to my prayers. Ian can play in both full back positions but looks happier on the right.
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