We can lie to others and we can lie to ourselves. The only One it is pointless to lie to is God. Honesty should always be the best policy, honesty and prayer is a necessity. If we are not honest during our prayer time we are wasting our breath. God our Father already knows what is in our hearts, and even what we are thinking. So speak truthfully to Him. Jesus is the Truth. The Belt Of Truth is part of His Holy Armor, that we are to put on daily.
1 Chronicles 28:9 “As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
John 8:31-32 The Truth will Set You Free
31So He said to the Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, you are truly My disciples. 32Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Proverbs 12:22 “Lying lips are an abomination to YAHveh (the LORD), but those who deal faithfully are His delight” .
Proverbs 30:8-9 “Keep deception and lies far from me”
Psalm 34:12-13 NIV “Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies”
So pray with an honest tongue, even if what you have to say is not pleasant or you may feel ashamed, He already knows the truth. Bare it all to Him. He will not reject you or turn away from you. He is love and His love forgives a multitude of sins. Remember when Jesus was asked to teach His disciples to pray, in this prayer He said ‘Forgive us of our sins’. Repentance is definitely being honest. How ever there are so many other things we may be trying to hide. Feeling weak, being angry, and feelings of guilt are a few things we may try to pretend that we are not.
I often have to tell God about my anger. I am grateful that He has taught me not to react in anger. Yet there are many times that the anger can overwhelm me. So this is me being honest about one of my weaknesses. So what do you need to be honest with Him about, that you have been struggling with.