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Devotions for you
'Evenings with Ann' is a series of devotions to encourage and strengthen hope and faith, particularly during this time of uncertainty. The devotions aim to reassure you of God's love and faithfulness, and that we can trust him to care for us in every circumstance.
On 6 April 2020, the first episode aired on the Citywide Baptist Church YouTube website, as part of Citywide's response to the lifestyle changes caused by social distancing and other restrictions associated with the Coronavirus outbreak. Our hope is that the message contained in each reflection time can support people to love and care for one another during this time.
When preparing the reflections, our prayer is that that the Holy Spirit will bring words of inspiration that echo those in Philippians 4:8-9.
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable - if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.
Like Paul, we want to encourage viewers and listeners to put these things into practice, with the promise that the God of peace will be with them.
My personal hope is that 'Evenings with Ann' can help a person to love God and love others as they love ourselves, no matter what their circumstances - knowing that God will meet all their needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus (Phil 4:19).