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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Saints' shocking shots per goal stats make every game purgatory, but Chelsea's creative powers look bornagain - 16/5 (Coral) they 'win to nil' is the answer to our prayers.
Then came the answer to our prayers To ease our worries and despairs For after we received our rewards from the store We passed down our Handkerchief as we made for the door Think of this when you sit and moan For this was our life in a children's home by Sarah Murphy
The haul road is the answer to our prayers, but why not make it permanent?
He is desperate to come to England, has a brother who lives in Birmingham, so he could be the answer to our prayers on a short term basis and then we will assess it again after January 1.
The Sealey hare, one of the worlds's most advanced systems, looks to be the answer to our prayers.
There's no way we're going to say that he's going to be the answer to our prayers for a striker, but it's a great start.
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