Because you have kept My word of patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation which shall come upon the entire world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
— Revelation 3:10, MEV
When you are tempted to criticize and to make difficulty, let your mind dwell on this scripture. The melting mercy of God will come into your heart.
As you work for those around you, setting them an example of righteousness, you will receive the commendation of the Master.
My brethren and sisters…will you make a covenant with God, consecrating your lips and your tongue to Him, and asking Him to sanctify them... He desires to train your lips so that you can speak to His praise.
There has been much talking against one another. Talk about yourselves before God… Tell Him how you are tempted to hurt and wound your brother, and to tear him down.
Who…will make a covenant before God that from this time they will seek Him with all the heart, that they may overcome the inclination to think and speak evil.
Let Thy melting mercy fall upon Thy sons and daughters here today. Encircle us with the arms of Thy mercy. Let Thy grace be upon us, and may we see Thy salvation.
On the lips that have uttered words of criticism and faultfinding, I ask Thee to put songs of thanksgiving and rejoicing.
My Saviour, we open the door of the heart, and we say, Come in and take full possession.
Take us just as we are. Wash us in Thy blood, and put upon us the robe of Thy righteousness... Take us all into Thy compassionate arms, and speak pardon to us today. Be with us and help us, and Thy name shall have all the glory. Amen.
— The General Conference Bulletin, April 6, 1903
When tempted to criticize, meditate on scripture. The melting mercy of God will come into your heart.
Consecrate your lips and your tongue to Him. Ask Him to sanctify them so that you can speak His praise.
My Father, let Your melting mercy fall on me today. Encircle me in the arms of Your mercy. Let Your grace be on me that I may see Your salvation. I ask You to put songs of thanksgiving and rejoicing on my lips. Take me just as I am. Wash me in Your blood and put on me the robe of Your righteousness. Take me in Your compassionate arms and speak pardon to me today. Be with me and help me, Your name shall have all the glory. Amen.