Prayer #127: For the Fitness Industry During the COVID-19 Crisis
While many businesses are open in most states at some capacity, gyms and fitness centers have remained closed throughout the 4-1/2 months of the Coronavirus crisis. The fitness industry continues to be one of the hardest-hit industries by the virus. The continued closure of fitness centers has left hundreds of people without jobs across the country. Unlike restaurants and hotels, fitness centers did not receive specific waivers during the Payroll Protection Plan, so the industry, which has lost $7 billion through July 1, has received no government help. Considering how important this industry is for the maintenance of people's health, this is quite surprising. It has been estimated that without financial assistance from the government, 25% of the fitness centers in the nation will close for good before the end of the year.
Pray today for the fitness industry to survive this long, extended time of total closure. This is an industry very important to the health of millions of people. Pray that it would receive the financial help it needs to carry it through. Pray for the Lord's provision to the many people in this industry that remain out of work. Pray that God would work in the hearts of the owners of fitness chains and centers, causing them to run to Him during their time of great need.
Ps: 57:2: "I cry out to God Most High, to God who fulfills His purpose for me."