Disclaimer: this is not a Halachic question and I didn't research much yet.

There's a whole subject of having wrong thoughts when bringing a sacrifice and performing numerous actions by the owner or a Cohen. Some are so severe they invalidate the sacrifice. E.g. the beginning of Zvochim (1.1):

All offerings that were slaughtered not for their own sake, i.e., during the slaughtering the slaughterer’s intent was to sacrifice a different offering, are fit, ... But these offerings did not satisfy the obligation of the owner, who is therefore required to bring another offering.

I thought that since all the offerings are explicit Mitzvas (AFAIK), don't they require saying a Brocho {on every action - slaughtering, accepting blood, etc) so we all be sure that the thoughts/intents were appropriate?

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    Many other things require intent and the bracha isn't me'akeiv, so why should it be here? – Heshy Jun 14 '19 at 10:52
  • How does saying a blessing clarify what the intent was regarding when to eat the meat for example? – Double AA Jun 14 '19 at 11:17
  • @DoubleAA For example if he says "אשר קדשנו בקדושתו של אהרן להקריב עולה" it is clear he's not offering Shlamim – Al Berko Jun 14 '19 at 15:08
  • Meaning this would only help for the one specific lishmah issue of which type korban it is. – Double AA Jun 14 '19 at 15:13
  • @DoubleAA That would save 50% of troubles, given the Brocho is said at every work (by owner and Cohanim) – Al Berko Jun 14 '19 at 15:18

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