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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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.
The woman, who does not want to be named, said: "Spending 50p has become the answer to my prayers.
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