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Stonebrook is a thriving, multi-generational congregation in Ames, Iowa that seeks to teach & follow God’s word and glorify Jesus by making disciples.

Sundays: 8:45am & 10:30am

Location Details

3611 Eisenhower Avenue Ames, IA 50010


Praying Psalms of Lament (Psalm 13)

A year and a half ago my wife and I were struggling with health trials.  So I wrote out my thoughts like a prayer to God. I’m going to read you a portion of my raw and unfiltered prayer from 20 months ago. “Lord, you know my heart and my weaknesses.  I am sick and tired of this trial.  I am losing heart.  I want relief and rest and comfort.  But where is it?  Where is my rest?  You’re not…

Praying Psalms of Deliverance (Psalm 34)

This summer we are going through a series of teachings about praying the scripture. And today we are going to talk about praying for God’s deliverance using psalms, specifically using psalm 34 as an example. Talking about God’s deliverance, we often think of praying for God to end our trials or protect us from life dangers, which is good and necessary in our prayers. The question is, is there anything more than ending our trials when we pray. If there…

Praying Paul’s Prayers (Colossians 1:3-14)

What has been your experience with prayer? Has prayer for you been positive, negative, or just neutral? How might you like to change your attitude and relationship with prayer?  My name is Dave Bovenmyer and I’m a pastor here at Stonebrook, currently coaching several community groups and doing pastoral counseling.  Having served as a pastor for almost 50 years, I’ve learned a few things about prayer.  My early experience with prayer was that it was largely mindless. “Come Lord Jesus,…