Spiritual warfare is the Christian concept of fighting against the work of preternatural evil forces.

It is based on the biblical belief in evil spirits, or demons, that are said to intervene in human affairs in various ways.

Although spiritual warfare is a prominent feature of neo-charismatic churches,

various other Christian denominations and groups have also adopted practices rooted in the concepts of spiritual warfare,

with Christian demonology often playing a key role in these practices and beliefs.[2]

Prayer is one common form of “spiritual warfare” practiced amongst these Christians.[3] Other practices may include exorcism,

the laying on of handsfasting with prayerpraise and worship, and anointing with oil.