There are prayers that are formed to banish curses, but can a lay-person licitly say these in private with regard to curses or evil influences that may be holding sway over himself (as opposed to praying them over another person)?
Can a lay-person, by the power of Christ, licitly command curses to go from himself? Can a lay-person licitly take authority over curses etc that may be effecting himself, or is that be strictly the preserve of an ordained priest or deacon?
I have read that if done privately and relating only to himself, a lay-person can licitly do this. Is there anyone on here who could confirm what the Church teaches on this?