Many have a custom to recite a short prayer upon leaving the sukkah - the yehi ratzon found in many machzorim/soddurim. Why don’t other mitzvot have a similar phenomenon? Why don’t we find similar prayers by shofar or matzah etc?

  • I imagine it‘s similar to a guest taking leave of his host before leaving - we’ve been dwelling in Hashem’s house all week and now wish to return to our own homes. – DonielF Sep 30 '18 at 22:32
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    The prayer (the version I'm familiar with) is asking that we merit something for doing the mitzva. We have a similar prayers after arava, before lulav, and doubtless before or after many other mitzvos. – msh210 Oct 1 '18 at 21:08
  • I vaguely recall some opinion stating that one must leave the succah and sit in his home on Shmini Atzeret. I have to see if I can find this. This idea would seem to warrant a prayer to demonstrate this act. The other mitzvoth that you mentioned don't have an "ending" time. – DanF Oct 3 '18 at 18:21

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