Kazakhstan has traditionally been one of Russia’s closest allies, but Kazakhstan has not supported Russia’s war in Ukraine, choosing instead to support Western sanctions, and send aid to Ukraine. 80 percent of Kazakhstan’s oil normally is exported via pipelines that Russia controls and has prevented Kazakhstan from using in recent months. However, Kazakhstan has found a possible alternative using an Azerbaijan operated pipeline instead. Former Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev, made a social media post suggesting northern Kazakhstan could be invaded next, but it was quickly withdrawn. Pray protection over the Central Asian nations and ask God to give them wisdom and courage to stand up to Russia. May this be a new beginning in a season of even greater autonomy for these nations. Pray for an openness to the Gospel (The Bible, Proverbs 25:25).