Prayer #45: For Hotels and Vacation Rentals During the Coronavirus Crisis
The effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on hotels has been, according to CEO Chip Rogers of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, worst than that of 911 and the 2008 financial crisis combined. Occupancy rates are in the single digits of percentages for many hotels. A number of hotels have shut their doors, at least temporarily; some perhaps permanently. Millions of workers have been affected---there are 8.3 million workers in the hotel industry. Likewise, vacation and short-term rentals, as demonstrated by Airbnb, have been hit drastically. There is considerable concern that Airbnb and other short-term rental organizations will be able to survive. There are an estimated 650,000 Airbnb hosts in the U.S. alone.
We lift up hotels, motels, vacation rentals, and short-term rental organizations such as Airbnb during this time of great financial downturn due to COVID-19 restrictions. Pray for conditions to become favorable soon for people to travel and vacation. Pray for sustaining of these businesses, and the hundreds of thousands of Airbnb hosts during this economically trying time.
Is. 12:2: "Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord my God is my strength and my song, and He has become my salvation."