May Day, May Day!!


I wrote this word on May 1, 2002 (12 years ago today).  I felt that is a word for NOW and was to be released today May 1, 2014.

The original word was published on The Elijah List on May 3, 2002.


Original Date: May 01, 2002

On April 30, the Lord told me to pay attention to May 1st—May Day. I watched and listened all that day, but nothing significant seemed to happen.


That night I was taken into a vision. I saw a ship violently tossed upon a turbulent sea. It was very dark and fog was so thick that you could not see a foot in front of you. As I was taken closer to the ship, I was aware that it had been storm-tossed for some time.

The ship was lost at sea. There was no way for the crew to find their way back to where they had been, and yet they also could not see ahead to know where they were going. It appeared they were at the mercy of the storm, which seemed it would never end.

Nothing upon this ship was secure; everything was being tossed into the sea except the crew. Then I was taken into the midst of the ship, where I saw one of the crewmembers speaking into the radio, saying over and over: “Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!” I heard no response.


At this point I came out of the vision and realized that the Lord wasn’t asking me to pay attention to “May Day” (the date, May 1st) but He was asking me to pay attention to the distress call: “Mayday, mayday!”

I asked the Lord what this meant and He told me that many lives and ministries had recently been in the middle of a storm. Their vision had been blocked, and their lives and plans tossed upon the rough sea. They had used up every means of self effort to find their way back to safety, but the storm and lack of vision had left them lost at sea.

The Lord then told me He has heard our distress calls. He has heard our call to Him: “Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!”


Though we do not yet see it, a rescue host is on the way. God has commissioned a great rescue host to come to us with all the provision we need to get us to safe harbor. This harbor will not be the place we started from, because we cannot go back, but it will be a new place, with new ships, new cargo, new crew members, new scenery, new life.

It was necessary to have everything tossed into the sea so that “new orders” could come. We have new orders, and this host will bring to each one of us those orders. We have new passages that we have not known about, but these will also be revealed to us.

We will have new vision; clearer vision.

We have new provisions that are on their way: provisions we have not known before because they are not coming by our efforts, but by His grace and help.

Our distress call has been heard. Help is on the way!

Proverbs 16:9 “The mind of man plans his ways but the Lord orders his steps.”

By: Kathi Pelton

4 thoughts on “May Day, May Day!!

  1. Thank you so much for this post. Every bit of it is true for me!!! Just this morning I was..note was, hanging off my last MAYDAY distress call. I went through every emotion known to man I think, I’ve never felt this bad lost, so dried up and so lost all at once, I just wanted him to take me out of here. Period! I give God all the praise and all the Glory for the new…I need it, him, and accepting all of it now in Jesus name amen


    • Darcy~ I am so glad this His word helped you today. Many are writing and saying similar things. When I posted this in 2002 I had the same sort of reactions. Right after that time many also experienced significant break through and a renewed spirit. For us personally, within a month after I wrote this (in 2002) we were literally launched into public ministry and ended up living internationally. I feel that this kind of significant break through is upon many again, 12 years later.


  2. The actual term Mayday is from the French m’aidee. This means help me. I’m sure I didn’t spell it right it probably has an accent over the e


  3. Thank you so much for this post. I feel like I’m living like this right now. Being tossed about and feeling as if God has not heard my cry for help. Please pray for me as I wait for my marriage to be restored. From time to time I feel like I’m about to be tossed off of the ship .


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