In most Western societies the thought of a curse is nothing more than an absurdity or something you would find in a "Beauty and the Beast" type fairytale. Everyone seems to believe in angels at some point in their life, especially when they're faced with impossible circumstances that somehow end up positively. However, there are good forces that are working in the Earth, just as well as, bad demonic forces. The most important thing to remember is that God has given us power over the devil, his schemes, and all demonic forces. We don't have to be scared and allow them to wreak havoc in our lives.
There are many examples of demonic activity in the Bible, see Matthew 8:28-34, Mark 1:21-28, and Mark 5, just to name a few. As stated before, if you believe you are under demonic attack, you don't have to just allow it to happen.
How to Protect Yourself Against Curses and Demonic Attacks
1. Psalms 91:1-2 Dwell in the shelter of the Most High, the Holy of Holies, the presence of God. The devil and his demons have no choice but to flee at the name of Jesus. If you call on His name, He will release angels to fight on your behalf, which is also described in Psalms 91.
2. Plead and apply the blood of Jesus. On our own, we are guilty as charged, we have a sinful nature. However, this is the very reason that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. We don't have to suffer because of our iniquities and the iniquities of our ancestors. Under the old covenant, the Israelites used a hyssop branch to apply the blood of a slaughtered lamb to their door posts, and the death angel knew to "passover" their homes, hence the Passover celebration. Exodus 7 really describes this tradition. Now, under the New Covenant, we don't have to kill a lamb, Jesus is the lamb. According to Ephesians 2:12-13, 19, we have authority to plead and apply the blood of Jesus. My advice is to do this as often as possible, because as stated before, the devil has no place under the name of Jesus.
3. Ephesians 4:27- Do not give the devil a foothold. There are many things (knowingly and unknowingly) we can do to open doors for demons to get into our lives. Some of those things are: participating in anything that defiles God, practices and traditions of the occult, horoscopes, yoga (depending on what beliefs it was founded under), palm reading, witchcraft, and sorcery, to name a few. If you are unsure of a particular activity, I would say to let it go. You can also test the spirits by asking (according to James), "Did Jesus come in the flesh?" Based upon their response and reaction to your question, you will know if it is okay to proceed.
4. You can also pray a regular prayer of protection. I found one authored by Kellie Copeland Kutz in her book, "Protecting Your Family in Dangerous Times," which is a very insightful read. Here's the prayer:
Father, I thank You for Your covenant promise of protection. Right now I call upon the covenant I have with You and plead the blood of Jesus over my husband/wife, my children, and myself.
Angels, I charge you to watch over my family and me to protect us, for we are walking in the footsteps of Jesus. Go before us, behind s and all the way around us. Keep us from calamity, evil and misfortune. (I name all of our names to the Lord.)
No evil will befall my family in the Name of Jesus! No weapon formed against them will prosper, and every lying tongue that rises up against them I do condemn, for this is my heritage as a servant of the Lord.
I thank You, Father, that great is the peace of my children. Their righteousness is of You. They don't walk in their own righteousness, but in Your righteousness by the blood of Jesus. I thank You for that, Lord. They will not get off track in life, none of their steps shall slide (Psalms 37:31) for Your Holy Spirit will guide them every step of the way.
Father, Your Word says that we, Your sheep, know Your voice. It says You will show us things to come. It says the voice of Your Spirit will come to us and say, "This is the way; walk in it." I stand on these promises, Lord, and ask that You teach us to hear Your voice. Help us recognize when You are speaking to us, and we will obey.
Now I stand in Your holy of holies and open my spirit to receive the wisdom You have afforded me. I put myself in a position to hear and receive instruction from You. I enter the secret place o the Most High by the blood of the Lamb, and I purpose to live my life in Your presence.
I thank You that You are faithful to Your Word, Father I thank You that what You say is certain and sure. When You say You will deliver us, we can rely on that promise. So right now I receive Your supernatural protection and deliverance for my family and me in Jesus' Name. Amen.
I do not have all the answers, but I pray this was mind and heart opening. I encourage you to do your own research and ask questions. As for my family, my husband prays a prayer of protection over our family every morning.
Lastly, just being a Christian is not good enough to overcome the devil. The steps above must be taken into account.