You can tell the truth when you pray because God already knows everything. Being able to be completely honest is a feeling of freedom unlike any other. Being completely honest with other people is difficult for a variety of reasons. We may fear hurting them. We may be afraid they will reject us. We may want to be honest but still end up embellishing or exaggerating.
Psalm 51, verse 6 speaks about how deeply God knows us:
Surely You desire truth in the inner parts; You teach me wisdom in the inmost place. [NIV Bible]
When we know what we do isn’t hidden from God, we don’t have to “put on a face” when we talk to God–and that’s the way He wants it! He wants us to unload our burdens and trust in His unconditional love for us. Bring everything you are to God and experience the liberating power of honesty!